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Dr. Nayana Balakrishnan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

33 Years Experience
Dr. Nayana Balakrishnan MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Nayana Balakrishnan is a popular Gynaecologist in Santacruz East, Mumbai. She has helped numerous patients in her 33 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She has completed MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology . You can visit her at Sai Deep Nursing Home And Maternity Clinic in Santacruz East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nayana Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - DYL nair hospital - 1984
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology - DYL nair hospital - 1988
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All About Ajwain Water

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
All About Ajwain Water

Ajwain water recipes uses, and benefits

Ajwain water or bishop weed water is very useful for many health and medicinal purposes. Ajwain water is an effective ayurvedic marvel against many diseases and disorders. If somebody needs instant relief against gastritis, constipation, stomach ache, indigestion, heaviness in the stomach, etc, it is recommended ajwain water as one of the best home remedies. Ajwain water is given to small babies having colic and gas related problems. The problem of indigestion is common with the pregnant ladies; ajwain water is genuinely recommended them. Ajwain water is beneficial before and after delivery. Carom seeds water is also useful in the cleansing of stomach and uterus. Ajwain water is known as oma water too. Drinking of ajwain water for the irregular period is suggested.

How to make ajwain water?


How to prepare ajwain water is a very simple and easy thing. In making of carom seeds water, a combination of ajwain (2 tsp) and water (200 ml) is required. Initially, roasted the ajwain on a low flame until its smell starting to come. Now, boil the water till it becomes brown colour. Mix both the components and strained it before using. It is ready now to serve people suffering from indigestion, flatulence or may be given to small children.

 Ajwain water recipes

Ajwain and ajwain water is used for many health beneficial recipes. Ajwain recipes are used to treat diseases and disorders too.

Ajwain and fennel seeds water: it is prepared when carom (half tsp) and fennel seeds (1 tsp) are boiled in water (1 litre) for 10-15 minutes. Leave it for cool followed by strained before using. This recipe is good for stomach and uterus. The colic problem of babies can also be reduced by giving this mixture.
Culinary recipes of carom seeds: carom seeds are used to enhance the taste of many cooking recipes. Ajwain is used to increase flavor and savour of bread, biscuits, soups, snacks and sauces.
Ajwain water for cooking: carom seeds water is used in the cooking process to make the dishes flavor and to increase its medicinal properties. Its powerful flavor makes it the favorite spice in the Indian kitchen.
 Carom seeds paratha: the following ingredients are used in making of ajwain paratha. The ingredients are wholemeal flour (3 cups), crushed carom seeds (3tsp), turmeric powder (half tsp), chilli powder (half tsp), vegetable oil (4 tsp), curd (half cup) and lukewarm water. Black salt may also be used in small quantity.
Weight loss with ajwain water

Very few people know that ajwain water or carom seeds water is good to lose weight. Carom seeds enhance the rate of metabolism, which results in burning of fat thereby helps in losing of weight. To make ajwain water for weight loss, take 25 grams of ajwain and soaked it into one glass of water overnight. Mix it and strained it in the morning. Add a tsp of honey to the mixture and drink it. Continue it for 15-20 days to get the benefits of weight loss. Chewing of carom seeds in the morning before breakfast is also beneficial aspects of ajwain to lose weight.

Ajwain water cures stomach gas

Made a mixture of water (1 glass), ajwain seed powder (1 tsp), dried ginger powder (1 tsp), and black salt (little amount). Drinking this ajwain mixture helps to treat stomach gas and gastritis. Made ajwain water and mix a pinch of black salt in it to cure gas. Simply drinking of ajwain water also helps in treating of gas problems. Boil the mixture of water (half a litre) and carom seeds (3 tsp). Boil it until 15-20 minutes. Strained it and drink the mixture to solve the problem of gas. Drinking of lukewarm ajwain water solve the problems of gas and flatulence

How ajwain water is good for infants?

Ajwain water can be given to infants and babies to treat colic and gas related problems. Freshly prepared half spoon may be given to the babies. Ajwain water reduces the gas problems in babies thereby frequent crying. It is also suggested that warm water should be given to the babies to keep them hydrated. The combination of ajwain, fennel and water may also be given to the infants to minimize their colic problems.

Ajwain water for acidity

Due to faulty lifestyle and wrong food habit pattern such as eating of more fried and pungent foods, excess use of beverages and fermented foods, stress, anxiety, etc. Lead to acidity, hyperacidity, and acid reflux. Ajwain water will be a useful treatment in the curing of acidity, hyperacidity, and acid reflux. Drinking of ajwain water along with a little amount of black salt will be useful in curing of hyperacidity. Make a solution of carom seeds, cumin seeds and ginger powder to treat acid reflux.

Carom seeds water good for constipation

Ajwain is one of the important kitchen ingredients that is full of health and medicinal benefits. Women, especially keep ajwain in their kitchen as home remedies for many diseases and conditions like constipation, indigestion, gas, acidity, stomach pain, etc. Ajwain has inherent ayurvedic properties to digest foods thus good for digestion. When the mix of ajwain seed powder, dried ginger powder, and black salt is taken, helps in easing constipation. The presence of thymol in carom seeds smooth the secretion of gastric juices and improves digestion thus ensures relief in constipation. Drinking lukewarm ajwain water is good for constipation.

Top benefits of ajwain water

Overeating causes many stomach disorders where ajwain acts like as a panacea for such problems.
Ajwain water is good for gas, gastritis, and acidity.
Ajwain water is good in curing and treating of indigestion.
It helps to cleanse the urinary bladder.
Ajwain water is given to babies who experiences colic related problems.
Ajwain water for the pregnant mother as it is helpful in treating of many pregnancies-related problems.
Ajwain water treats flatulence.
Ajwain water removes phlegm thus good for cold and cough.
Carom seeds water treat ear pain that happens due to congestion.
Bishop seeds water is beneficial to migraines.
It helps to ease the pain that caused due to arthritis problems.
Carom seeds are good for treating of respiratory disorders.
Ajwain is used to lose weight.

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I had a doubt of pregnancy. But the pregnancy test was coming negative. So I took (deviry 10) 3 tablets n the periods came for 7 days. Now again my periods did not came from 2 months. Am I pregnant? Or there is any other problem? Please suggest

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I had a doubt of pregnancy. But the pregnancy test was coming negative. So I took (deviry 10) 3 tablets n the periods...
if you are not getting your periods on time then there must be any problem in uterus....so you have to get your pelvic ultrasound done
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Hi my cousin is trying to pregnant her wife but its not he tested both of. But not health related problem their. Kindly suggest us right path.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, if there is a concern of infertility here then he should first get a sperm analysis done for himself and if the counts are normal then his wife can be evaluated with series of tests and imaging studies to rule out any organic or mechanical causes. It is suggested that you consult me in private and in detail, hence I would be able to guide you better. Regards.
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My age is 26. My baby boy is 11 months old. Is it ok if I get pregnant now. Actually my periods date is 7th and till now I did not get. I want to a 2nd baby always so is it ok.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
My age is 26. My baby boy is 11 months old. Is it ok if I get pregnant now. Actually my periods date is 7th and till ...
Hello- it is not advisable to conceive pregnancy before three years of previous one. >this is due to the reason that the fertile organs (uterus) and the body vitality is so much reduced after the delivery that it can lead to complication if conceived earlier. It will not only effect the health of the mother but also the health of new born. >so wait for another two year to plan your pregnancy.
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According to my h8. Wot is da prfct w8 for me. M a married grl. Nd want to conceive now. Wot is da proper tym to conceive?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
According to my h8. Wot is da prfct w8 for me. M a married grl. Nd want to conceive now. Wot is da proper tym to conc...
Your BMI is 22.7 which is absolutely normal (18-25). This is the perfect age 924 years) for you to get pregnant. To get pregnant you need to have regular sex i. E. 3-4 times a week. If you want to make her pregnant fast then you can follow this calender method. If a women’s menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle, The shortest cycle (26days) minus18days=8th day. The longest cycle (31days) minus 10days=21st day Thus, 8th to 21st day of each cycle counting from first day of menstrual period is considered as fertile period.
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I am 38 years female having pain on left lower abdomen and burning and itching and dryness in vagina. Please let me know the prevention.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Don't use ordinary soap in genital area, maintain hygiene. Get a gynec check up and treat it immediately.
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My wife got her periods last month 23rd. Again today she got periods. This is the first time she got periods with in 15 days. What is reason ? What to be done?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
My wife got her periods last month 23rd. Again today she got periods. This is the first time she got periods with in ...
Need not to worry some time, it happens due to hormonal changes/dis-balance if there is no any injury inside/private parts. If she is facing any other problem then consult gyn immediately for physical examination.
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I am 26 years old men I got married recently I have a doubt regarding if she got a periods. I do not want to bless a baby now so when is the correct time to have sex with her please mention dates.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
I am 26 years old men I got married recently I have a doubt regarding if she got a periods. I do not want to bless a ...
You both, the newly weded couple, must plan when do you wish to have a baby. Till that time you can use" temporary contraceptive methods" of all the contraceptive methods, for a newly married person, I would recommend oral contraceptive pills as their efficacy is about 99%. When using the pills it is better to meet a local gyencologist and seek advice about how to take and other precautions. When pills are taken for contraception, they take 15 days to act, hence for the first pack of pills, the couple has to either abstain from sex, or use condoms for every act for the first 15 days. After this usually no additional contraceptive will be required. And pills have to be taken sequentially in 21/7 regime or 24/4 regime or 28day continuous regime as per the choice of pills. There are many types of pills, and the gynecologist will choose the one thats best suitable for your wife, based on know how of her: present cycles present complaints about menses body weight concerns medical diseases and correction of any additional problems like acne, etc so go and get some contraceptive advice from a local gynecologist.
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My period time is missing, it is not 1st time missing bt now what I should do? 15days or more late.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My period time is missing, it is not 1st time missing bt now what I should do? 15days or more late.
Menstrual periods are often irregular during the first few years after menstruation starts. It may take several years for the hormones that control menstruation to reach a balance. Menopause or peri-menopause is the phase when a female again faces irregular menses. Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If you might be pregnant, treat yourself as if you are pregnant until you know for sure. Use a home pregnancy test as the first step to finding out whether you are pregnant. If you are not pregnant, other causes of missed or irregular periods include: Excessive weight loss or gain. Although low body weight is a common cause of missed or irregular periods, obesity also can cause menstrual problems. Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia. For more information, see the topic Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. Increased exercise. Missed periods are common in endurance athletes. Emotional stress. Illness. Travel. Medicines such as birth control methods, which may cause lighter, less frequent, more frequent, or skipped periods or no periods at all. Hormone problems. This may cause a change in the levels of the hormones that the body needs to support menstruation. Illegal drug use. Problems with the pelvic organs , such as imperforate hymen, polycystic ovary syndrome, or Asherman's syndrome. Breast-feeding. Many women do not resume regular periods until they have completed breast-feeding. Other diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, tuberculosis, liver disease, and diabetes can cause missed or irregular periods, although this is rare. Any nutritional deficiency can also lead to Menstrual problem/ irregularity. Management: Take more of green vegetables, nuts, salads, seasonal fruits, yellow coloured veggies, milk & milk products, plenty of water and enough of sleep & rest. Medication: Take homoeopathic medication – Schwabe's Five Phos. And Alfaalfa Tonic – both thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter revert me back..take care.
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Hi sir recently I got married. When the time ladies periods we can have sex? if we do any problem for her or me? give me right suggestion sir.

MSc-Psychology, MHSc-Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Hi sir recently I got married. When the time ladies periods we can have sex? if we do any problem for her or me? give...
You can have sex during periods --if you and she are comfortable with it. Ocassionally blood can irritate your penis. During periods women can catch any infection fast. If you use condom at sex during periods it is more safe.
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Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dried plums against colon cancer

Dried plums can help fight colon cancer finds a new study from Texas A & M university and the University of North Carolina found that a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota or gut bacteria thus helping reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Dried plums contain phenolic compounds which serve as antioxidants that can neutralise the oxidant effect of free radicals that can damage our DNA.
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I 38m my wife 33 we had 2 baby 14&5 we lost our 14 years son by an accident. My wife already Lydgated 5 years ago. Can she pregnant again?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I 38m my wife 33 we had 2 baby 14&5 we lost our 14 years son by an accident. My wife already Lydgated 5 years ago. Ca...
She can go for recanalisation or ivf treatment. Since after recanalisation the success rate is less and chances of ectopic pregnancy is more. She can go for ivf after consulting infertility specialist as advised after the tests reports.
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First miscarriage was on 1st jan 2015, 3 months about to complete. Second was on 6th jan 2016 two weeks later. Doctor gave me ovaries plus and folic acid tabs after my miscarriage. She told me to get BOH profile tests. My three months after 2nd miscarriage will be over by 3rd april 2016. I am scared and confused what to do.

MD. DGO.DSP
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
First miscarriage was on 1st jan 2015, 3 months about to complete. Second was on 6th jan 2016 two weeks later. Doctor...
Your doctor is doing good treatment hope your boh test is normal as soon as you test pregamacy positive this time soctor will put uou on hormone support tablets do not worry relax.
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It's been 1 year getting married. Now,wanted to be pregnant after having sex. Did lots of tests. All tests came positive. We both husband and wife are healthy couple. Although we are unable to do regular sex as he used to live in Lucknow and I in Allahabad with in laws but once in a week. Two days we get time to do sex.

MBBS, DGO, DNB Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
It's been 1 year getting married. Now,wanted to be pregnant after having sex. Did lots of tests. All tests came posit...
Follicular monitoring by ultrasound from day 9 of start of medicine when follicular size is 18 to 20 mm hv sex with husband for 3 days.
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Top 5 Carb Rich Foods For Breakfast

M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, PhD in Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Udaipur
Top 5 Carb Rich Foods For Breakfast

The obesity epidemic was unfairly blamed on the consumption of carbs. While processed junk foods, which are high in refined grains and sugar are extremely fattening and unhealthy, fiber rich foods that also contain carbs are very healthy and essential for your diet. If you consume high fiber carbs moderately, it helps you maintain a healthy weight because if you get anything lower than approximately 50% of calories from carbohydrates, you are unhealthy. Carbohydrates, which are rich in fiber can be easily digested by your body.

Mentioned below are 10 food items which are extremely rich in carbs and should be consumed during breakfast for optimum health. 

  1. Apples: Despite the different colors, flavors and sizes, apples consist of 13 to 15% carbs, as well as many vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in healthy plant compounds, antioxidants and vitamin C. Apples are helpful in decreasing the risk of a few types of cancers, reducing heart diseases and improving blood sugar control. 
  2. Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are extremely nourishing. It has the sufficient amount of carbohydrates present to maintain your health, as well as fiber, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin A, manganese and vitamin C. It is also very low in cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium. Consume this antioxidant food item everyday for breakfast to sustain your health. 
  3. Bananas: Bananas contain about 23% carbs. The unripe ones are high in starch, which turns into sugar as it ripens. Apart from carbs, bananas also contain a high amount of Vitamin B 6, potassium and vitamin C along with healthy plant compounds. They are also rich in pectin and resistant starch.
  4. Quinoa: Classified as pseudo cereal, it is an incredibly popular seed that is eaten like a grain. Apart from being a high carb food, it is not only extremely rich in fibers and proteins, but also plant compounds and minerals. One of its many health benefits is improved blood sugar control. Incorporate it in your diet to help you lose weight.
  5. Oats: Deemed as one of the healthiest whole grain foods, oats is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It contains 66% carbohydrates and above 10% of it is fiber. Not only does it lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels, but is also extremely helpful in losing weight.
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I am 27 year old female. Experiencing vaginal itching with discharge which is white odourless. The itching is not intense nor throughout the day nor the discharge is always only sometimes and now since yesterday there is this slight burning sensation feeling. Why is this happening. Please help.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Take a single dose of Fluconazole 150 mg and apply Candid-B ointment thrice daily for seven days and see if it helps.
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Dealing with Pms

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi

Eating high fibre, carbohydrate, heavy food every hour during the premenstrual week help prevent emotional outbursts.

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Hello doctor, my last period was on 5th april 2015, I went to a gynecologist, he prescribed me primlut n and told me to take twice for 7 days. I have do so. My medicine was finished on 30.05. 2015 but still no results. Is this the correct medicine for me?

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
You need to wait for max of 10 days after stopping the medicine to have periods. Usually it works. It may fail in case of thin endometriummm and if you don't get periods till 10th july do pregnancy test and ultrasound to look for thickness of the endometrium.
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I am 1st time pregnant. My pregnancy is 8 week. My ultrasound report shows without fetal node without yolk sac without cardiac activity. please suggest me which option choose kya mujhe abortion kra lena chaiye.

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
I am 1st time pregnant. My pregnancy is 8 week. My ultrasound report shows without fetal node without yolk sac withou...
8 weeks pregnancy with only intrauterine gestational sac seen and no fetal node or yolk sac or cardiac activity, will not progress further and an abortion through medicines or surgery is the only answer. Sometimes, there is delayed conception or a case of wrong dates, in that case one may wait for a couple of weeks before any further action. If on repeat usg after 10 to 14 days, things are the same, then you should go for abortion.
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