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Dr. Ms. Pooja Thacker

Post Gratuation in Clincal Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

5 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Ms. Pooja Thacker Post Gratuation in Clincal Nutrition Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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What does ketosis consist of. Is it the ideal way for weight reduction. How long will it take to reduce weight. From 90 kg to 75 kg.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
What does ketosis consist of. Is it the ideal way for weight reduction. How long will it take to reduce weight. From ...
Lunch ? Salad of raw vegetables such as carrot, beet, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes. In case you do not digest raw vegetables, either steam or boil them. Whole grain bread or whole wheat chapattis (Indian recipe) and a glass of buttermilk. It will be good to add some roasted cumin seeds, green coriander leaves, a little salt and some grated ginger in the butter milk.For more details consult me privately.
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Home base exercise for weight loss. Also I am pure vegetarian. But still having weight problem. What should I do.?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Home base exercise for weight loss. Also I am pure vegetarian. But still having weight problem. What should I do.?
Weight loss has two components: 1. Healthy balanced diet 2. Exercise Follow the following tips:- · Pay close attention to your food choice. · Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. · While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. · Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. · Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. · Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. · Eat plenty of salads. · Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. · Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. · Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. · Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. · Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. · Drink 3 liters of water in a day. · Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. · Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. · Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. · Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry. Exercise: Combination of cardio-vascular exercises and weight training can bring effective weight loss along with the diet. Running, jogging, cycling, swimming and dancing are some best forms of cardio-vascular exercises which burn fat instantly. Working out with dumbbells, push-ups, pull-ups, weight lifting are the exercises which help to tighten the loose muscles and shape your body.
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I have a desk job and in the last 2 year, my weight has gone up from 75 kgs to 85 kgs. I want to lose weight. Please help.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I have a desk job and in the last 2 year, my weight has gone up from 75 kgs to 85 kgs. I want to lose weight. Please ...
Jujube is loaded with a lot of nutrients like calcium, phosphorus and iron. It is also a rich source of Vitamin C, B2 and A. • Soak a handful of jujube leaves in a bowl of plain water overnight. • Strain the water and drink it every day in the morning before having your breakfast. • You will see visible results of weight loss on regular consumption.
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My husband got blood sugar tested. It is fasting 82 and post meal is 111. His hba1c is 6.4.can you pls tell whether he is diabetic or normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My husband got blood sugar tested. It is fasting 82 and post meal is 111. His hba1c is 6.4.can you pls tell whether h...
Lybrate-user, the blood glucose levels mentioned are normal. But hba1c% (6.4) shows pre-diabetes state. Thanks.
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I have a vegetarian with a decent diet but am unable to gain weight. Can you suggest alternative methods.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a vegetarian with a decent diet but am unable to gain weight. Can you suggest alternative methods.
Hi to increase weight you should improve your digestive system. By digesting your indigested food with the help of remedy and medicines will ultimately increase your appetite and digestive system. Take chitrakadi vati after meal. Take ashwagandha churna with water twice a day. Take banana milk shake. Drink lots of milk and eat lots of milk products. Like butter. Ghee..
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I am diabetic for last ten years and I am on Allopathic medicine. Suggest me some Ayurvedic medicine to control Sugar level. My present level of fasting sugar is 140.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am diabetic for last ten years and I am on Allopathic medicine. Suggest me some Ayurvedic medicine to control Sugar...
Jamun is a very good ayurvedic source to keep diabetes in check and so is methi dana and bitter gourd. 1. Mix ½ tsp Turmeric Powder + 1 tsp Amla Powder + ½ tbsp Methi Seeds Powder in half glass of water and take daily in the morning on empty stomach. You can also grow methi sprouts and eat them. 2. Remove the skin and seeds of 4-5 bitter gourds. Crush them to a make a paste. Press this paste on a sieve an extract the juice. Drink this juice on an empty stomach every morning. 3. Boil 1 L of water. Let it simmer for 20 min on low flame. While simmering, add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder. Strain the mixture. Drink entire amount of this water everyday. 4. Take a tablespoon of jamun powder everyday.
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I'm 22 years aged man, i'm doing body building from 3 months. Can you say is glutamin useful for body building or harm full if it is can please you recommend the dosage and how it is available in the markets.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
hello do not take any synthetic supplement. increase the intake of protein through foods if not take all plant protein 3 scoops a day with milk
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Health Tips for Gymming

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Health Tips for Gymming

Proper diet and nutrition is very important specially when you are working out. Without proper diet you will not gain muscles and all your exercise will ends in cramps and lean body.

I am giving you a schedule which if followed can be very benificial for new gym goers.whcih are as follows:

Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

1 cup plain cooked oatmeal, 4 large whole eggs, large sliced banana, 1-3 g of HMB (Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate -- is a naturally produced substance in humans that is used as dietary supplement and as an ingredient in some medical food products)

Mid morning Snack

10:00 a.m.

3-4 slices turkey breast, 2-3 slices whole bread, mustard, lettuce, 2 low fat cheese, A fruit

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

2 cups pasta, 1 cup broccoli, 6 oz. lean ground beef

Midday Snack

3:00 p.m.

2 slices whole wheat bread, ½ avocado, ½ can albacore tuna

Pre- workout

5:00 p.m.

2 slices whole wheat bread, 20 g protein shake (whey or whey/casein) with 3-5 g creatine,  1-3 g HMB, 3-5 g creatine

Post- workout

5:30 p.m.

20-40 g of protein shake(whey or whey/casein) with 3-5 g of creatine, 32 oz. sports drink, 1-3 g HMB, 3-5 g creatine

Dinner

7:30 p.m.

8 oz. chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli, baked sweet potato(large)

Bedtime

10:30 p.m.

1 cup low fat cottage cheese, 2-3 tbsp. peanut butter, 1-3 g HMB

Also note the following -- In case you are not gymming, cut out the calories mentioned here as you probably will never burn them off.

  • Drink a full glass each of water after waking up in the morning, about 15 minutes before each meal, and before and after workouts. DO NOT drink water DURING meals. Try to drink more than 1.5 litres of water every day.
  • Break up your meals into five or more mini meals. For those wanting to shed some pounds, limit each meal to 300 calories for women and 400 calories for men. Breakfast within 30 min after waking up. Plan your meals in such a way that your routine life is not compromised, you stay fresh and energetic throughout the day and you don’t rush for fast food.
  • The key is to increase the intake of protein and complex carbohydrates without increasing fat. Forget the pastries, cakes, burgers, pizza and fries. For an intense workout with weights, try a high protein diet. Whey powder, meat, chicken, eggs, skimmed toned milk, cheese, yogurt, soy milk are rich in protein. These help build muscle mass. Starch rich foods like bread, rice, chapattis, parathas etc. are best before exercise. Post workout, it is best to stick to fruit juices, smoothies and other simple sugar containing food like fruits, bananas etc. All carbohydrates are converted to glucose in the body before any energy can be derived from them. Save your body some effort by eliminating this tiresome process after a grueling gym routine.
  • Write down in your diary any new tips you learnt, any new exercises that you tried and whatever resolutions you want to make for your fitness routine. Track what you eat and the amount of calories it is likely to contain. Put it on paper. This will help you to burn off what you took in.

I think this will help you all..

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I was suffering from fever for last 3-4 days but now the fever is ok but I am feeling weakness. What is the cure for this weakness.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I was suffering from fever for last 3-4 days but now the fever is ok but I am feeling weakness. What is the cure for ...
Eating healthy food is the best cure for weakness. Since you are recovering have light and energetic food like khichdi, daliya, oats and have fresh juice twice a day. Take very less ghee/butter. If possible take a multivitamin for some days.
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Actually mujhe TB hua tha us time mera weight kam ho gya tha and ab mera weight 54 kg hai mai apna weight Kaise gain karu please suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Actually mujhe TB hua tha us time mera weight kam ho gya tha and ab mera weight 54 kg hai mai apna weight Kaise gain ...
Eat proper nutritive food take soaked chana. Morning drink milk at night n butter milk after food stop taking water after meal butter milk is good option.
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Will vitamin D save my life? Should I really be taking four times the recommended daily dose? Will it safe to take daily?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
A normal person with an exposure to early morning sunlight and a nutritious balance diet may not have Vit D deficiency. Vit D deficiency is not life threatening. No overdose advised. See a Physician . Get your Vit D estimation. Start weekly or daily medication if advised. Follow up with 6 monthly blood test. Leave it to your doctor to handle
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I am 19 years old male. I am suffering from low weight. I m very thin. My weight is less than 50 kgs. What ti do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 19 years old male. I am suffering from low weight. I m very thin. My weight is less than 50 kgs. What ti do?
Hello, The food what and how you eat, makes the difference! For increasing your weight, concentrate on these points which helps in right way without harming your body if you don’t have any medical condition. - Consume more healthy fats. Foods containing healthy fats are full of nutrients and also high in calories, making them a great option for weight gain. Foods containing plant fats should be your first option - this includes items such as nuts, seeds, peanut butter, avocados and olive oil. Foods containing healthy animals fats include lean meats and full fat dairy products - although if you have high cholesterol, you should probably stick to low-fat options. -Eat more protein. Good sources of protein include lean meat, fish and poultry, in addition to eggs, whole grains, dairy products and legumes. -Drink more calories. Try drinking a large glass of orange juice in the mornings (along with your normal breakfast). Drink a glass or two of full-cream milk throughout the day.Protein shakes will help you to gain muscle mass, particularly if you're working out. -Have 6 small and frequent meals in a day. -Gain muscle mass. It's a good idea to continue to exercise while you attempt to gain weight the healthy way. Strength training includes working with weights and performing exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, bicep curls, crunches, chin-ups and leg curls. Just keep in mind that the more you exercise, the more calories you will need to consume to replace those you lost while working out. This is where protein shakes and bars really come in handy. -Quit smoking. As it suppresses the appetite. -Stay healthy. The most important thing through the entire weight gain process is to stay healthy - eating a balanced diet and continuing to exercise throughout. -Take enough of rest and sleep for rejuvenation of the cells and tissues. -Think Positive which will help you in achieving your target of gaining weight. -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos., both thrice daily ½ an hour before meals for 1month.
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Low heart rate is good for health or not can you give me some tips about heart or exercise which make healthy heart and fit body maximum and minimum range of heart beats of indian peoples.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Low heart rate is good for health or not can you give me some tips about heart or exercise which make healthy heart a...
Eat a low fat and high protein content in your diet and heart rate should be between 65-90 per minute.
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I do lots masturbation and I can't control myself to do its my face so dull and I loss my weight 5 kg what I do.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I do lots masturbation and I can't control myself to do its my face so dull and I loss my weight 5 kg what I do.
Excessive masturbation affects the health greatly if you really want to get rid of this habit you should- avoid seeing porn do not remain alone. Go in friends circle and talk on healthy matter. Do your hobby work or play outdoor games in your free time. Take nutritious food and do exercise and meditation for mental strength take homeopathic medicine to get rid of this habit and remove after effect of masturbation from body.
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Burning Pain or Tingling Sensation in Hands or Feet. What it is?

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
Burning Pain or Tingling Sensation in Hands or Feet. What it is?

If you are suffering from burning pain or tingling sensation in hands or feet; sharp shooting pain in legs; numbness in hands or feet, then you might be suffering from Neuropathic pain.

Tingling sensation in feet

What is neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a special type of pain which occurs when there is damage to nerve fibers,which produces tingling or burning type of pain.It is of two types:

1. Peripheral Neuropathic pain: It occurs when there is injury to peripheral nerve fibers (A-delta or C-fibers)which carries pain sensation to brain (Thalamus) for interpretation. 

2. Central Neuropathic pain: It occurs due to sensitization of central pain interpreting mechanisms (Thalamus) to falsely feel pain, when peripheral nerve fibers are no longer sending pain impulses to them.

Worldwide-estimates of prevalence of neuropathic pain are 7% i.e. 7 persons out of 100 people are suffering from different types of neuropathic pain.

Symptoms:

a.Tingling sensation or feeling of ants crawling under skin

b.Burning sensation

c. Sharp shooting pain or electric current-like sensation 

d. Stabbing pain

e. Dull pain with numbness or heaviness

Reasons for neuropathic pain:

1. Diabetes mellitus: Most common cause worldwide due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels, causing damage to nerve fibers.

2. Alcohol consumption/Cigarette smoking: Damage to nerve fibers or damage to blood vessels supplying nerve fibers.

3. Neck pain/Low Back pain/ Glutei pain

4. Vit. B12 deficiency

5. Chemotherapy for cancer patients

6. Post-Herpes virus infection

7. Post-Spine surgery

8. Post-Amputation

9. Diseases like Spinal cord injury,multiple sclerosis, HIV, Lead toxicity, etc.

Special Neuropathies:

a. Carpal tunnel syndrome: Tingling, burning sensation in hand which occurs due to compression of median nerve in wrist area. It occurs in women especially due to pregnancy, hypothyroidism,diabetes, etc. and in men due to improper position of wrist during working on computers.

b. Cervical Radiculopathy: Pain in neck and shoulder region (which increases with neck movements), along with sharpshooting pain radiating from neck to hand occurs in cases of cervical radiculopathy. This is due to compression of cervical nerve root by disc prolapse, facet subluxation, muscle spasm, trauma,etc.

c. Lumbar Radiculopathy: Pain in lower back or glutei region with sharp shooting pain radiating from hip to leg/foot region, occurs in cases of Lumbar radiculopathy or Sciatica. This is due to compression of lumbar nerve root or sciatic nerve by disc prolapse, facet joint, trauma, hypertrophied ligamentum flavum, piriformis syndrome, etc.

d. Meralgia paresthetica: Tingling or burning sensation in front of thigh, occurs due to compression of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh, near waist region. Usual causes are tight or constrictive clothing at waist region, prolonged sitting, protuberant abdomen,etc.

Prevention of Neuropathy:

a. AVOID Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.

b. Maintain ideal body weight / BMI (Body mass index)

c. Life-style changes: Daily exercises (>30 minutes per day) or brisk walking or swimming; Avoid prolonged sitting or standing (>30 minutes).

d. Food/Diet should have following components:

  • Green vegetables e.g. spinach, fenugreek leaves (methi), radish,etc.
  • Coloured vegetables e.g. Tomato, carrot, Capsicum (green/red), ladies-finger (bhindi).
  • Milk products e.g.Milk, buttermilk, curd, cheese (paneer)
  • Protein-rich foods e.g.  Fish, egg, chicken, pulses(daal)
  • Fiber-rich foods e.g. Bran, oats, Brown-rice.
  • Fruits e.g. Apple, orange, guava, papaya, pomegranate, Berries.

e. Blood sugar control (in diabetics)

f.  Care of feet:

  • Regular inspection of feet (with mirror).
  • Comfortable,well-fitted shoes.
  • Regularconsultation with podiatrist.
  • Treatmentof wounds, foot deformities

g.  Adequate sleep

h.  Warm water bath (increases blood flow to affected area)

Treatment:-         

  • Consult Pain medicine specialist.
  • Neuropathic pain killers e.g. Amitriptyllline, Pregabalin, Gabapentin, capsaicin,Duloxetine, etc.
  • Vit.B12 supplements, Anti-oxidants, multi-vitamins.
  • TENS
  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation,Yoga
  • NeuralProlotherapy
  • Burning pain in feet
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How can I put on weight? As I am 24 years old, weighs 51kgs, height of 167cms. What diet should I follow?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
How can I put on weight? As I am 24 years old, weighs 51kgs, height of 167cms. What diet should I follow?
Hi lybrate-user some points will help you to gain weight. 1. Soya bean:- Meeting your protein requirements every day can be tough when you are trying to gain weight. Soya bean which has as much as 36g of protein per every 100g serving, can be a great food that’ll help you meet those targets. 2. Noodles:- Even though a lot of people think they are unhealthy, eating noodles can be a great way to add some calories and carbohydrates in your diet. Also, you could mix it with a lot of vegetables which will give them many essential nutrients like vitamins and antioxidants too. 3. Chicken:- A lot of bodybuilders don’t forget to include chicken in their diet. Not only is it extremely delicious, a 100g serving contains as much as 25g of protein. Include it in your diet for a month, and you are likely to see quick results. 4. Whole Fat Milk:- one simple substitution you can make when trying to gain weight is swapping your skim milk for whole milk. It’s only 60 calories more a glass as the fat is left in. 5. Fruits:- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but tropical fruit can help you gain weight. Fruits like mango, papaya, bananas, and pineapple They are full of natural sugars and can give you great energy. Thanks.
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How do I reduce the fat in my posterior side. you have quite a lot if fat there and it looks awkward, I have tried many exercises and they have proved to be of no use? How do I reduce the fat there?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
How do I reduce the fat in my posterior side. you have quite a lot if fat there and it looks awkward, I have tried ma...
Dear to decrease your weight you have to do work out daily. Try the remedies below they can help u. 1. Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one glass of water. 2. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. 3. Do this daily for at least three months. 4. Drink mint tea or make a paste of green mint with some simple spices and eat during meals. 5. Eat vegetables such as bitter gourd and drumsticks to control obesity. 6. Do bhujang asana, dhanurasana, naukasana, kumbhakasana, pavanamukthasana daily 10 min per asana. 7. Do running early morning daily and join aerobics in evening. 8. Avoid oily and fried foods, processed foods, fatty foods like butter, purified butter, cheese, whole-milk yogurt, cream, chocolate, etc. 9.Replace refined flour with whole-wheat flour and rice with brown rice or parboiled rice.
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How can I loss my body weight doctor? I am 33 years old male height 6.3 Wagon weight 91kg.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
How can I loss my body weight doctor? 
I am 33 years old male
height 6.3
Wagon weight 91kg.
Regular yoga practices and exercise are vitally important, but only these two will not lead to weight loss until weight reducing specific diet and herbal supplements are taken.

Sir I am too thin compared to my age people. please advice me what to do and also I have cold whole year. what should I do!

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I am too thin compared to my age people. please advice me what to do and also I have cold whole year. what should...
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days.honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. take steam , do gargle, inform if not ok.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
If you are diabetic avoid : Sitting in one place for longer duration,Sleeping more than need, Intake of curd or yogurt, Intake of Milk regularly, intake of new grains and drinks, Preparations made out of jaggery like sugar,sweets etc,Intake of food substances which increase kapha dosha ,Day time sleep.
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