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Dr. Nandini Agrawal

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Dr. Nandini Agrawal is a renowned Homeopath in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Nandini Agrawal personally at Nandinis Clinic in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nandini Agrawal on Lybrate.com.

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My joints are paining a bit but not much. Feeling a bit nauseated. Not having fever right now. Can it be the symptoms of dengue?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My joints are paining a bit but not much. Feeling a bit nauseated. Not having fever right now. Can it be the symptoms...
Your symptoms are not specific to dengue. Please test for dengue if you have doubt. Do ns-1 test for dengue. Other tests are igM & igG antibody tests.
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Please suggest.Perfect dosage of O2 for severe diarrhea. Since last 6 months I am taking glycomet 500 and aldactone 50.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Do not take any antibiotics without the doctor's opinion. It needs to be taken only if needed ( if there is any bacterial infections ), as antibiotic abuse is leading to a lot of resistance and side-effects. Please take care of your health by adapting a healthy lifestyle so that you can naturally improve your immune system.
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Dear sir, I am anuj n I live in delhi. I have a problem of premature ejaculation. I had been involve in masturbating since 15 years nw m going to have sex with a girl m facing a problem like when I inject my penis inside I got realised same time without any pushing. Now m 32 years of age n nw m going to get marriage. kindly please give the best solution regarding times with regards.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Psychiatric Medicine
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Dear sir, I am anuj n I live in delhi. I have a problem of premature ejaculation. I had been involve in masturbating ...
You can try masturbating 3-4 hours before sex. It will make you last longer in bed. If your overthinking about your ability to satisfy your partner, you need anxiolytic medicine before sex to overcome this. There are also medicines available in market to increase lasting time 4-5 times. You can consult me if further queries.
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How I can increase my weight? and I wanna boost my mind power ability to remember things for long time?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
How I can increase my weight?
and I wanna boost my mind power ability to remember things for long time?
It is better not to increase weight by over eating. Mind control can be achieved by yoga, meditation and mind boosting games and techniques. Ask me for personal advice.
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Is penis I can increase by surgery I am having 7 inch penis I want to make it upto 10 inches .can it possible by injection.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Is penis I can increase by surgery I am having 7 inch penis I want to make it upto 10 inches .can it possible by inje...
Hello- Keep your expectation realistic. The only thing that can make your penis 10 inches long is surgical implantation, nothing else.
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What I can do? What pain killer I have to use in that backache? Pls subscribe that medicine.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What I can do? What pain killer I have to use in that backache? Pls subscribe that medicine.
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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Meri age 25 hai or muje 4 month se thyroid hai muje periods regular nahi aate meri sadi ko 1 year hua hai Kya muje thyroid long time Rahega ya short time? Or future me pregnancy me koi problem ho sakti hai?

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Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Meri age 25 hai or muje 4 month se thyroid hai muje periods regular nahi aate meri sadi ko 1 year hua hai Kya muje th...
Yes. Take care of thyroid and esp. In pregnancy as its common cause for miscarriage, so better be in consult with good endocrinologist.
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Is Rice Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Is Rice Fattening Or Weight Loss Friendly?

Rice is one of the most widely consumed grains in the world. It’s mostly comprised of simple carbs, which have consistently been linked to obesity and chronic disease. However, countries with a high rice intake have low levels of these exact diseases. So what’s the deal with rice? Is it weight loss friendly or fattening? This article gets to the bottom of this question.

What Is Rice?

Rice is a cereal grain that has been grown for thousands of years. It’s a staple food in many countries and one of the most common cereal grains in the world. Several types are available, but varieties of white rice are the most popular, followed by brown rice. To better understand these different types, it’s best to start with the basics.

All whole grains are composed of three major components: 

  1. Bran: A rough and hard outer layer that protects the seed. It contains fibre, minerals and antioxidants. 
  2. Germ: A nutrient-rich core containing carbs, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other plant compounds. 
  3. Endosperm: This is the largest part of the grain. It consists almost entirely of carbs (starch) and a small amount of protein. 

Brown rice is an intact whole grain that contains both the bran and germ. Therefore, it’s nutritious and rich in fibre and antioxidants. On the contrary, white rice has had both the bran and nutritious germ removed, ultimately stripping it of all its nutritional parts. This is generally done to improve its taste, prolong its shelf life and enhance its cooking qualities. As a result, white rice varieties are almost entirely made up of carbs in the form of starches, or long chains of glucose known as amylose and amylopectin. Different types of rice contain different amounts of these starches, which affects their texture and digestibility.

Rice that does not stick together after cooking is high in amylose, while sticky rice is generally high in amylopectin. Because of these variations in starch composition, different types of rice can have different health effects.

Brown Versus White Rice 

Since nothing has been stripped from brown rice it is generally higher in fibre, vitamins and minerals than white rice. The table below compares the nutrient contents of 100 grams of cooked white and brown rice.

White v/s. Brown Rice White Brown
Calories 130 112
Carbs 29 grams 24 grams
Fiber 0 grams 2 grams
Protein  2 grams  2 grams 
Fat 0 grams  1 gram
Manganese 19% RDI  55% RDI 
Magnesium 3% RDI  11% RDI 
Phosphorus 4% RDI   8% RDI 
Vitamin B6 3% RDI  11% RDI 
Selenium  11% RDI   14% RDI 

 White rice is higher in calories and contains fewer nutrients and fibre than brown rice. 

Rice Is a Staple Food in Many Countries 

Rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, particularly Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea and India. These are all countries that, until recently, had relatively low percentages of people who were overweight or obese. White rice is the predominant source of carbohydrates in those countries. For example, Koreans consume almost 40% of their total calorie intake from rice. In these countries, rice may be consumed an average of 20 times per week and up to six times per day. Even so, rice consumption seems to protect against weight gain and high blood pressure in these populations. In elderly Chinese people, a dietary pattern high in rice and vegetables seems to help prevent weight gain, large waist circumference and obesity. The same results were found in a study including over 200 overweight Iranians. No association between the frequency of white rice consumption and body mass index or belly fat was found. However, this trend may be changing, as diets in these countries become influenced by the Western Diet. In fact, the numbers of overweight and obese people have skyrocketed in many of these countries in the past few years. 

One study among Iranian adolescents showed that those who had the highest rice intake had the worst diet quality. This indicates that these adolescents may be consuming rice with foods that older generations did not eat, potentially leading to weight gain. At this point, it seems that rice intake itself has a neutral effect, while its health effects — positive or negative — depend on a person’s overall diet. In short, it can be fattening if eaten with an unhealthy diet, but weight loss friendly if eaten with a healthy and well-balanced diet. 

Some Types May Spike Blood Sugar Levels 
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how much and how quickly a food spikes your blood sugar levels. Foods high on the glycemic index cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels and have been linked to overeating and weight gain. On the other hand, foods with a low glycemic index cause a more gradual increase in blood sugar levels. They are believed to be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes, as they control blood sugar and insulin levels. Generally speaking, whole grains have lower GI scores than refined grains. This is one of the reasons why diets high in whole grains have been linked to a 20–30% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. That being said, not all studies have found a link between refined grain consumption and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The starch composition of rice may be a key factor in explaining this. Sticky rice is generally high in the starch amylopectin, which has a high GI. Therefore, it’s rapidly digested and may cause blood sugar spikes. Alternatively, non-sticky rice is high in amylose and has a low GI, which slows down the digestion of starch. It may even contain resistant starch, which is a type of healthy fibre. So regardless of whether rice is white or brown, its GI can range from relatively low (43) to very high (109), depending on the type and variety. If you are diabetic or sensitive to blood sugar spikes, picking non-sticky rice, which is high in amylose, would be your best bet to keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Any Food Can Be Fattening If Portion Sizes Aren’t Controlled

As with most things in nutrition, the dose determines the poison. There is nothing particularly “fattening” about rice, so its effects on weight must come down to serving size and the overall quality of your diet. Studies have repeatedly shown that serving food in a larger container or dish increases intake, regardless of the food or drink being served. This has to do with the perception of the serving size. Serving large portions has been shown to increase calorie intake significantly, without people realizing it. Also, since people don’t realize that they are eating more than usual, they generally don’t compensate by eating less at the next meal. Studies that have analysed the effects of serving size have shown that reducing the size of the “rice bowl” is an effective way to reduce calorie intake, body weight and blood sugar levels. Therefore, depending on the serving size, rice can be both weight loss friendly and fattening.

The Bottom Line

There doesn’t seem to be anything specifically fattening about rice. Different studies link it to both weight loss and weight gain. However, of the two types of rice, there is no question that brown rice is much more nutritious than white rice. Non-sticky rice may also be the better choice for people who are sensitive to blood sugar swings or have diabetes. It all seems to boil down to watching your serving size and following an overall healthy and balanced diet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Serious migraine problem. I am having headache all the time. I am not able contract on my work dur to this. Any definite medication.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Migraine is treatable with ayurveda. Medications vary according to your bodily temperament or prakriti. Avoid trigger factors and keep good digestion as ayurveda believes digestive system is the source. Dietary modifications, ayurvedic medicines and ayurvedic therapies like shirodhara are used in treatment of migraine.
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My left upper 5 tooth broke few days back was suppose to get rct done bt cz of busy schedule cldnt go for it. Now m in extreme pain have taken. Lot of painkiller too zerodol ketrol etc plz help have not slept from 3 days Because of pain.

BDS
Dentist,
Get your treatment started as soon as possible. Bite a clove with the concerned tooth in the meanwhile - it might help.
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