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Dr. R P Soonawala  - Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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After 14 weeks of pregnancy she got little blood what should we do please advise.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
After 14 weeks of pregnancy she got little blood what should we do please advise.
If is has stopped then don't panic... and consult your usual gynecologist as she can tell what's wrong after proper physical examination... To prevent abortion or any complication you may consider taking homoeopathic medicine...
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Corn Oil - Benefits And Side Effects!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Corn Oil - Benefits And Side Effects!

There are a number of potential benefits from corn oil, including its ability to prevent oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, lower “bad” cholesterol, protect the skin, boost vision health and minimize allergic reactions, among others. However, there are also some side effects you need to consider, including weight gain, a higher risk of cancer, and potential toxicity. Some of these side effects are heavily dependent on the type of corn oil you use, and the manner in which it was extracted from the corn itself.

Corn oil is derived from the germ of the corn plant, one of the most widely grown and relied on crops in the world. Due to this huge availability, corn oil is one of the most inexpensive vegetable oils, and thus one of the most popular. Corn oil can be acquired through an extended process of expeller pressing, refinement, and steam distillation. While this creates an oil that has a very high smoke point, making it ideal for cooking purposes, it also saps many of the beneficial compounds from the oil, in which case, there are few health benefits. That being said, even the unrefined version of this oil is very high in fat and calories, and is considered less healthy than many other vegetable oils, such as olive or almond oil. If you want to benefit from using corn oil, seek out varieties that have been cold-pressed, and are labeled organic or unrefined. These will have a lower smoke point, but will also possess the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that provide corn oil’s various health benefits.

Uses, benefits and nutrition facts of corn oil

  • People primarily use corn oil as a cooking oil, due to its semi-neutral flavor and cost, in comparison to other vegetable oils. However, some people use organic corn oil in medicinal or topical applications, and even as a massage oil. The efficacy of this oil for health depends on the source and processing method of the oil. Unrefined, organic corn oil delivers some benefits, as explained below.
  • Cholesterol levels: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are both needed by the body, as they can help to control inflammation and excess cholesterol. However, these fats aren’t balanced in most forms of corn oil, particularly in refined varieties. Therefore, this oil can reduce blood pressure and balance cholesterol in very limited quantities, so use the oil sparingly when cooking.
  • Inflammation: both omega-3 and omega-6 are known to work against inflammation, when consumed in moderation in the body. This can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, as well as headaches, gastrointestinal problems and even inflammatory conditions of the skin. 
  • Vision health: there are other ingredients besides fats in corn oil, such as flavonoids and antioxidants, such as lutein, which can reduce free radical activity in the body. Specifically, lutein is able to protect vision health and prevent the development of cataracts.
  • Antioxidant effects: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, flavonoids, and vitamin e all have antioxidant properties, which can help reduce oxidative stress throughout the body. When used in moderation, this oil can help to prevent chronic disease, and even lower the occurrence of certain cancers, while also helping to make the skin look and feel younger.
  • Allergies: some of the compounds in corn oil have been known to reduce allergic reactivity in the body, helping to keep symptoms of asthma and rhinitis at bay. Although corn oil is rarely used as a topical oil, it can help allergic reactions on the skin when applied directly.
  • Skin conditions: whether you use corn oil directly on your skin or consume small amounts of it, the antioxidants and tocopherols in the oil will help prevent skin infections and help to relieve irritation, blemishes, eczema and psoriasis. It can even help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other age spots. However, remember that this oil is very high in fat, and should always be consumed in moderation, no matter how good it makes your skin look!

Nutritional facts

Although there is some debate about the health effects of corn oil, the nutritional facts of this oil are quite clear, and when used in responsible amounts, this oil can provide certain key nutrients to the body. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can be found in high levels in unrefined corn oil. This includes linoleic and oleic acids, although when it comes to the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in corn oil, the ratio is far from ideal. There are nearly 50 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, whereas the recommended ratio is 1: 1. You can also benefits from the high levels of vitamin e in this oil, as well as limited levels of vitamin a, xanthins and trace amounts of other antioxidant compounds.

Side effects of corn oil

There are numerous side effects of corn oil, including potential toxicity, increased risk of cancer, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stomach irritation, and weight gain. Even when used in small amounts, people seeking a healthy vegetable oil are typically directed away from corn oil. If you are going to use this oil, however, be sure to use organic and unrefined corn oil, which will have the highest level of potentially beneficial compounds.

  • Heart health – although there are some monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in corn oil, the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 is wildly skewed, and this oil remains very high in fat. A single tablespoon contains more than 20% of your daily fat allowance. It can cause cholesterol problems for some who use an excessive amount, particular those who are already dealing with cardiovascular issues.
  • Cancer – some studies have found a connection between excess levels of omega-6 fatty acid and increased levels of prostate cancer. While certain elements of corn oil can help prevent cancer, others may increase your risk in other ways.
  •  Toxicity – due to the high level of herbicide and pesticide use in agricultural practices, and the various countries where corn oil can be produced, there is a chance of toxicity in this oil. This can manifest in trouble with your liver and kidneys. As mentioned before, it is important to know exactly where your corn oil comes from.
  • Obesity – corn oil may have some health benefits, but it is also very high in calories (more than 120 per tablespoon, compared to 40 per tablespoon of olive oil). As a result, excessive use of this oil can significantly boost your daily caloric intake, and you may not even realize it, easily compromising your weight loss goals.
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Hi I am 7 months pregnant. Please let me know a detail diet plan. I am taking high protein diet like cheese, mama proteins, grams, pulses, fruits, milk. Please chalk out a daily diet plan for my 8th & 9th month. Please describe in detail rather than writing in general like high protein, high vitamin etc, please be specific.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hi I am 7 months pregnant. Please let me know a detail diet plan. I am taking high protein diet like cheese, mama pro...
If you need a detailed diet plan see a dietician. She will first check your weight, bmi and then take your daily diet routine and then modify according to your need. Ok.
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Father's Day Special - Show Them You Care!

MBBS, Diploma in Public Health ( Preventive and Social Medicine)
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Father's Day Special - Show Them You Care!

When the little member of the family arrives, a father spends a lot of time with their kids and by nurturing and playing with them, understand their need and always stand by them.

As time passes, the little child learns to speak and walk, and the father lends himself to teach and help his baby explore the world. The little child is convinced and believes that his father is the ultimate man on the planet and he looks up to be like him someday.

New responsibilities bring about a bout of stress

Is it difficult to don the role of a father? Yes. However, no father feels so because of the love and happiness he gets from his little bundle of joy.

A father has a host of duties. One essential thing is to look after the members of the family and earn the bread for them. As he ages, all these involvements start taking a toll on his mental and physical health and make him vulnerable to stress and anxiety.

He could have a new boss in his office who’s driving him crazy, or he may have new responsibilities coming up with the promotion. Or maybe his business has extended and kept him preoccupied with different works. He is yearning to return home faster and play with his kids, but he is helpless.

Quick tips to help them de-stress

For ages now, the primary breadwinner of a family is the man. Though women have started earning as well, man is still considered responsible for the family’s financial well-being.

Anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand in a father’s life. It is essential to know ways to help them de-stress themselves which will help him to not only fulfill their responsibilities, but will also provide satisfaction and happiness of being a father.

Be it a young and new father or an old and experienced father. Following are a few ways to help them de-stress:

  1. Taking a walk every now and then is really a great way to de-stress and a 10 minute walk every day can do wonders.

  2. Breath being the life force, practicing Pranayama, the breathing technique makes them mentally and physically active

  3. Engage them in a refreshing hobby like gardening. Small plants in your portico or a full-fledged garden in your backyard, they have immense impact on your well-being

  4. Reduce screen time whenever possible

  5. Family time is important as is their me-time. Make them take time for themselves and let them hang out with their buddies

  6. Request them to practice stress relieving poses like Eagle pose three or four times a week. Also, indulge in rejuvenating spas and massages

  7. Treat them to a good movie with their partner or musical of their choice.

Yoga to relieve the stress

Fathers play a significant role in the life of the child, and the father is considered the guiding light for the children. Father’s love is reflected and felt at every stage as the child grows up. Modern life comprises of stress, and it could eventually lead to health issues such as chest pain, insomnia, and others.

Yoga helps in relaxing the muscle and helps the mind to refresh up. It lowers the level of stress hormone and increases the energy level to a great extent. People who perform Yoga on a regular basis have a healthy mind and body.

Thus, on this particular occasion of Fathers’ Day, it is worthy to celebrate it in a way that would prove to be beneficial for the father. Let the father be celebrated and let he be offered the gift of health on this special day! 

Apart from all these ways to help them de-stress, you can also help them by booking a preventive health check up for them

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Hello I am 37 years old & my wife is 35 years old we are trying for our first baby not yet successful we have sex from 5th day of her period every alternate day till she gets her period. First I give her pleasure (orgasm) by foreplay and have sex with Johnson baby oil as lube. Are we making any mistakes please advice worried a lot. Thanks.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
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I am 37 years old & my wife is 35 years old we are trying for our first baby not yet successful we have sex fro...
your wife is 35 years old already. If you r having regular sex then it's always better to get both of you evaluated once by doctor. U may need a semen analysis test n a couple of tests for her to find out if there s any cause for delay in pregnancy.
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How to a person can fit forever with out using any drugs or medicine or is it possible to a person can survive with out consult doctor periodically? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to a person can fit forever with out using any drugs or medicine or is it possible to a person can survive with o...
Hello. Yes, of course, it's possible! (an old saying goes -'nothing is impossible). Any disease, bacteria, virus, parasite invades your body and attacks you when your immune system goes down! strong immune system is like our strong soldiers who kept protecting us continuously from the attack of an enemy. Eat properly to for strong immunity, maintain hygiene, keep the surroundings neat and clean, take enough of sound sleep and be happy and positive! so, follow the below points: - reduce your stress. Studies show it can even weaken your immune system. - build a strong social network. People with healthy relationships are likely to outlive those with poor social links. - keep a positive attitude. Look for the silver lining in difficult situations, and try not to dwell on negative thoughts. - have a laugh. - eat your antioxidants. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you get a healthy dose of antioxidants. These substances found in foods help protect your cells from free radicals, molecules that can damage cells. - avoid empty calories. Processed treats like fast foods, snack foods, candy, and soda don't provide much in the way of vitamins, fiber, or other nutrients. - consider herbs and supplements. These include garlic, ginseng, milk thistle, and probiotics like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. - keep your body moving. Exercise is a simple way to strengthen your immune system. Any type of movement can help, whether you ride a bike, walk, do yoga, swim, or even play golf. - get a good night's sleep. Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Keep a regular schedule, get some exercise, avoid caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime, relax before bedtime, and keep your bedroom cool. - limit alcohol. - kick the nicotine habit. - wash your hands.
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Hello doctors. Is there any natural mean by whom I can ovulate naturally and get pregnant. My doctor said i am not ovulating my follicles are only 14 mm on day 16th.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Hello doctors. Is there any natural mean by whom I can ovulate naturally and get pregnant. My doctor said i am not ov...
There is no natural means for ovulation. You need to take proper treatment when you are planning for pregnancy. But you can do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid garlic and red chilly and non veg and eggs. This will definitely help you.
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Due to no growth of baby after 2.5 months of pregnancy it was aborted thru medications. My first question is when I will start my new cycle of menses and second is from when I can start intercourse.

BUMS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Due to no growth of baby after 2.5 months of pregnancy it was aborted thru medications. My first question is when I w...
Usually from very next cycle patient get their menses regularly. But few may back with periods 2. Month later after finishing your antibiotics course you can have sex.
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Hi Doctor, I was sleeping with my cousin 24 years old female. But in midnight we were not able to control our sexual urge. So we undressed each other. kissed a lot. But I was not able to control. so I pushed my penis in her vagina once and took it back and cummed. is there any chance of her getting pregnant? Can I use condom and have sex with her?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Yes once it is a penetrative sex she has all the chance of getting pregnant. Always use protect to save yourself from so many diseases like std, hiv, hepatitis etc.
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Sir/madam my wife was pregnant and got delivered in july from that time I never had sexual intercourse with her .yesterday night I had sex with for which she got bleeding why is it like that is there any problem or else we can continue. Wwhy it bleeds. Today morning when she was in bathroom a little bit blood came out is there need to worry or its normal. please help me and my wife.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Sir/madam my wife was pregnant and got delivered in july from that time I never had sexual intercourse with her .yest...
There may be a small injury or it maybe her first period, if no pain not to worry.. if reccurs get a gynae examonation of cervix of uterus
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Hi doctor, I got pregnant immediate after marriage and I abort that. Just bcoz of some family problem. Since 3 years we have plan for kid. Now we are planning but i am not conceiving. Kindly help.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi doctor, I got pregnant immediate after marriage and I abort that. Just bcoz of some family problem. Since 3 years ...
Please get a few tests done- complete blood count, thyroid function test, hsg and pelvic usg. Also your husband needs to get a semen analysis done. Treatment will depend on any problems found.
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I am 55 and having high sugar especially in the morning (fasting) ranging from 110 to 140. I have been given Januvia medicine od for the last 7 days but sugar level has merely affected. During the day the sugar level is normal ie upto 140-145. Earlier I had taken Glyciphage tablet OD for a period of few months but sugar level remained more or less same. Pl. Advise.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I am 55 and having high sugar especially in the morning (fasting) ranging from 110 to 140. I have been given Januvia ...
Normal range of blood sugar 1) random- below 200 mg/dl 2) fastingnormal - below 108 mg/dlpre - diabetes - 108 to 125 mg/dl 3) 2 hour postprandialbelow below 140 mg/dl pre diabetes - 140 to 199 mg/dl homeopathic medicine is safe and effective, if you willing to contact me just let me through private conversation in lybrate. Advice - exercise, aviod sugary products, alcohol etc eat - healthy food which contain vitamins and minerals, protein rich etc.
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If I give wine to a women and have sex with her will she come to know.Please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Dear Bharat , yes ! Don't ever think of doing such things. It's a criminal offence . You will go to jail
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My wife, in her 8th month of pregnancy, is apparently loosing balance while standing/walking. Could you please give her some tips to safeguard herself? I feel very worried about her.

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
My wife, in her 8th month of pregnancy, is apparently loosing balance while standing/walking. Could you please give h...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. a child is growing inside and the child has weight. The growing bump makes it difficult to balance your body as the center of gravity is shifting. Therefore, there may be chances of fall, especially on uneven surfaces. Relaxin hormones, which help you relax the joints and ligaments, also affect your movement and walk. This hormone eventually enables the tissues of the pelvis and cervix to stretch during labor, thus making it easier for you to push the baby (2). These loose joints can cause instability in your feet, making you vulnerable to fall. Low blood sugar or blood pressure can also cause off-balance feeling. do talk to your gynecologist. Take care.
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Can our sex life continue even if our partner is pregnant .what precaution to be taken care while doing sex with our partner who is pregnant from last 3 months.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hi Vikas you should avoid sex from 26weeks onwords that is 6months onwards. Now after 12weeks of pregnancy you can have sex. You avoid sex in position like which will create pressure on abdomen . You can have oral sex, foreplay.
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Is it possible to be 18 weeks pregnant with no symptoms and negative pregnancy tests? Also I had my period last month after not getting it for 2 months. But I'm still doubtful.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Is it possible to be 18 weeks pregnant with no symptoms and negative pregnancy tests? Also I had my period last month...
If pregnancy test done 10 days after missed period is is negative then there is no chance of pregnancy.
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Can travelling affect getting pregnant. I travel in the weekends for about 2000 kilometers in bus can this affect pregnancy or getting pregnant.

EMDR, FRCOG (LONDON) (Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), MFSRH , Diploma in psychosexual therapy, Medical diploma in clinical Hypnosis, Diploma in Evidence Based Healthcare, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Can travelling affect getting pregnant. I travel in the weekends for about 2000 kilometers in bus can this affect pre...
Thank you for your query. Generally travelling should not affect your ability to get pregnant unless it stops you from having sex atleast 2-3 times a week. Once you are pregnant it may be wise to avoid long distance journeys until the location of the pregnancy and placenta are confirmed. Even then it is better to restrict long distance journeys during pregnancy to one or two. hope this helps best wishes
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Boy blood group is AB and girls blood group is A are this ok for conceiving a baby?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Boy blood group is AB and girls blood group is A are this ok for conceiving a baby?
blood group no problem .You should know the rh typing if mother is negative and father is positive than the problem is there.
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