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Dr. Rasik Shah

Pediatrician, Mumbai

1100 at clinic
Dr. Rasik Shah Pediatrician, Mumbai
1100 at clinic
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Dr. Rasik Shah is a popular Pediatrician in Mahim West, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Hinduja Hospital - Mahim in Mahim West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rasik Shah on Lybrate.com.

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The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

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
The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

Are you the one who lives on burgers or packaged foods? well, then it's time for you to check your diet. These delicious food items that you die for contain excess carbohydrates and unhealthy fats that are extremely dangerous for your health. Most of these food items contain excess of carbs, fats, added sugars and salt. These items do not have sufficient nutritional values. They only offer you high calories that are harmful for the body and its various organs. Researchers have found that when most of these food items were given to lab animals, they yielded dangerous results, offering negative nutritional value to them. Prolonged exposure to these food items can affect the health of the heart, gastrointestinal organs and lead to obesity.

According to the robert wood johnson foundation, it has been found that most people underestimate the number of calories intake at a fast-food selling outlet. A 2013 study published in jama pediatrics reveals that individuals consume more calories in restaurants than at their respective home. This trend is quite dangerous. It is responsible for the occurrence of a number of diseases. 

Here's why you should avoid fast foods:

Save your digestive and cardiovascular systems: fast foods are packed with unhealthy amounts of carbohydrates and fats. When these are consumed, our digestive system breaks down these carbs into sugar or glucose. The glucose is then released into the blood. As the blood is loaded with sugar, pancreas releases insulin hormone into the body. Insulin regulates the transportation of the sugar to cells. As the sugar reaches various cells, pancreas releases another hormone-glucagon. It commands the liver to make use of the sugar. Now, when excess sugar is produced in the body due to intake of fast foods, the balance between insulin and glucagon is hampered and the level of sugar in bloodstream changes. Consequently, you develop type 2 diabetes.

Check your weight and heart: the added sugars and unsaturated fats in the fast foods lead to obesity. You consume more calories and as a result of which your body weight increases. This is quite dangerous for your health. Under such circumstances, you tend to develop chronic heart diseases due to the increasing levels of cholesterol in your body.

Your kidney is at risk: fast foods often contain excess salt. The intake of fast foods changes the level of sodium in the body. Sodium is responsible for maintaining the fluid content in the body. Increasing fluid levels due to intake of excess sodium in the form of salt exerts pressure on the heart muscle and causes high blood pressure. Besides, excess sodium also damages the kidney.

Protect your respiratory system:

 According to a study in journal thorax, children who eat excess fast food are at increased risk of developing asthma and rhinitis. In fact, increased body weight puts extra pressure on your respiratory organs and causes difficulty in breathing.

Affects central nervous system: intake of junk food affects the brain synapses and the molecules that are related to the process of memory and learning in both children and adults.

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My baby is suffering from fever her age is 6 months 25 days. Kindly advice Medicine & dose.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is suffering from fever her age is 6 months 25 days. Kindly advice Medicine & dose.
Give paracetamol drops15 mg per kg whenever there is fever which can be repeated once in 4 hours. But you must treat the cause of fever. Show to a pediatrician.
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My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial heart disease VSDL. Kindly suggest a better homoeopathic medicine or tonic for her weight gain.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial h...
You have to get her checked and treated for congenital heart disease, there are no miracles in any system of medicine and your daughter is quite underweight for her weight though her birth weight was just okay according to indian standards.
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Hi mam, mere bete ko 1 mahine se sukhi khansi aati h. Blood test me. Diagnostic flags: Leukocytosis, Monocytosis, Microcytosis aaya h pls iska treatment bataya.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi mam, mere bete  ko 1 mahine se sukhi khansi aati h. Blood test me. Diagnostic flags: Leukocytosis, Monocytosis, Mi...
This is a sign of infective cause you need to look into matter why and what infection is present by showing to pediatrician, in usual case it's respiratory tract which is the affected area. So with antibiotics and proper antiallergic medication things shall heal well.
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Which kind of treatment is suitable for loose motion in child who has age less then 5 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Who-ors is suitable for all types of diarrhoeas. If diarrhoea persists for a duration or gets worse, please consult a paediatrician to see if any specific therapy is needed for diarrhoea.
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My son who is 12 years old feel very weak all the time. He feels tired and lose interest in studies.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Get his blood tested:-tlc, dlc, esr, widal (even if no fever), urine for culture n sensitivity. Give him multi vitamin, iron calcium and specialy vit d3. For study get his eye sight tested.
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What prevention should we take to avoid cough and cold for children?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Avoid cold drinks, ice creams & fried things from outside. Dnt give off season fruits. To build adequate immunity give enough vitamine c in their diet in the form of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits & salads, add few drops of lemon juice in their meal. Teach them to cover their mouth &nose while coughing/sneezing.
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I am 16 years old boy I eat so many food but my health is not good. I eat so many nutritious food but not help me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I am 16 years old boy I eat so many food but my health is not good. I eat so many nutritious food but not help me.
ask your mother to cook food at home containing cereals,curd and dal preparation. nothing sofiscated.oil is needed to some extent and green vegitable is given for Vit. and minerals.
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I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.
Head normal temp can not be defined. It may be warm on touch which is normal so sweating for some babies. If you suspect fever by touching head, measure temp by thermometer which is right way to assess fever.
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Hi, I gave birth to baby boy in november 2014. Breastfeeding for my baby is very less. Giving external feed. How to increase my breastfeed. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Most important is being happy, frequent breast feeding, empty the breast every time. If you have to top feed then first breast feed then immidiately top feed,next time repeat it. If you breast feed and next feed is top feed then gradually your breast milk will decrease further. Fenugreek and zeera tab perinorm may help to increase the breast milk.
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I am 15 years old boy I want to grow height to reach my goal what to do and I have right hand finger pain so I need a solution.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I am 15 years old boy I want to grow height to reach my goal what to do and I have right hand finger pain so I need a...
Swim, hang from bars. Have a balanced die (protein rich, sleep, exercise, play basketball. Check your 25 (oh) vitd3 levels. Height has a large genetic influence. But with active stretching and stimulus some additional growth is possible. Hope this helps.
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Whether water can mineral water is used to boil? Or not please give me suggestions I am using for my 6 month baby?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Whether water can mineral water is used to boil? Or not please give me suggestions I am using for my 6 month baby?
hello, library user, if you so wish to boil the water you can tk, normal water, too why mineral water? tk care.
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My child 7 month old Suffering from cough and cold Ascoril LS plus good for him? As suggested by doctor.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My child 7 month old
Suffering from cough and cold
Ascoril LS plus good for him? As suggested by doctor.
Hi thanks for your query in 7 month old baby to have a cough you can give syrup ascoril but before starting any medications on home I would like to suggest you to visit nearby pediatrician and get changed examination done and to rule out underlying pneumonia infection of the lungs.
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My baby is 5 months 20 days old, I want to start solid to her. I want to know how much I should give her in a day at particular time.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby is 5 months 20 days old, I want to start solid to her. I want to know how much I should give her in a day at ...
Babies need complementary solid foods along with breastmilk after the age of six months. You can start by including curd, fruits like banana, mashed papaya, veggies like mashed potatoes. The food that you give to your baby should preferably be home cooked and should have a thick, soft consistency.
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My baby age is 2 months 5 days. Now weight is 4.5kgs. He doesn't sleep at day time. Very less time sleeping and remaining time playing. He is feeling when uncomfortable when he was urine.He is taking less milk also. Please suggest me how to proceed.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby age is 2 months 5 days. Now weight is 4.5kgs. He doesn't sleep at day time. Very less time sleeping and remai...
Continue breast feeding. Don't worry so long as she is active and growing well. Babies take time to establish circadian rhythm (about 6 months)
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My baby is 2 month old. She does sleep. She controls her sleep. She falls off to sleep when I am breastfeeding her. The minute I take nipple out of her mouth she wakes up. Is it ok to give her a pacifier to put her to sleep and let the pacifier be in her mouth till she wakes up?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 2 month old. She does sleep. She controls her sleep. She falls off to sleep when I am breastfeeding her. T...
Do not use a pacifier and it is normal for infants to fall asleep while feeding and it is a bit tiresome for mothers and is the pain of motherhood. You wake her up scratching foot or neck and continue to feed.
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Can any one tell me about the healthy diet for 7-8 years child. Also like to know what are the various types of games, he should play to keep him healthy and strong ?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Sprouts. Yoghurt. Pea nuts. Roasted grams. Jaggary chapati. Green vegetables. Pulses. Rice. Seasonal fruuits etc. Out door games.
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My son is 12 months old, he is suffering from diarrhea from last couple of days, what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 12 months old, he is suffering from diarrhea from last couple of days, what should I do?
If he is bottle fed, the bottle must be stopped and fed with cup or glass. Is there fever? you can give gramoneg- suspension 5 ml twice daily. Ask me if you want further advice.
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