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Dr. S M Akerkar

MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
Dr. S M Akerkar MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. S M Akerkar is a trusted Rheumatologist in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S M Akerkar personally at Godrej Memorial Hospital in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S M Akerkar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Medicine - G.S. Medical college - 2004
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My left knee is paining from two days. I didn't get hurt still its happening. so please tell me any solution.

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My left knee is paining from two days.
I didn't get hurt still its happening. so please tell me any solution.
Homoeopathic treatment- calc fluor 6x -4 pills 3 times calcivita syrup 1 spoonful 3 times bio combination no 19 rheumatism- 4 pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back.

I'm loosing my hair and I have hypo thyroid, gout and palpitations.Please tell.

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I'm  loosing  my  hair and 
I have hypo thyroid, gout and palpitations.Please tell.
In hypothyroidism hair fall is a common occurrence. It is usually the last symptom to be corrected after hypothyroidism is fully controlled. When tsh levels are between 3 to 4 milli units, then it is considered as good control. So please check tsh levels and see that those are brought to the expected value. Gout and palpitations are unconnected to hypothyroidism.

My sister, age 45 yes, suffering from joint pain (gout) for 20 yes, many type medicine uses means allopathy and homeopathy both, but no any benefit. What I should do. What is any medicine or treatment, please help me.

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My sister, age 45 yes, suffering from joint pain (gout) for 20 yes, many type medicine uses means allopathy and homeo...
Pregnancy mein arthritis ko rheumatologist allopathy se bahut achi tarah se honewaale bacche ko nina nuksan kiye control kar sakte hain.

Sir, I am osteoarthritis patient and also have deficiency of calcium, B12, vitamin D3, D.I have not possible to stand more than 5min due to extreme knee pain. All tablets taking time to time from last 1month but still no any improvements. Kindly suggest me. I have extreme pain in knees and lower back pain.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
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Sir,
I am osteoarthritis patient and also have deficiency of calcium, B12, vitamin D3, D.I have not possible to stand...
is your uric acid level back to normal. its unlikely to have osteoarthritis at your age. it could be inflammatory arthritis. you can read my health tip on gout regarding dietary restrictions for gout. consult a rheumatologist

My wife and myself are having knee joint pain while getting up or sitting on floor. After seeing TV ads, I have bought astha Jeevak paste and oil to be applied on knees. As per TV ad and literature astha Jeevak is a three month course. I want to know whether the product is one time affair with long term relief or is it habit forming.

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My wife and myself are having knee joint pain while getting up or sitting on floor. After seeing TV ads, I have bough...
I do recommend physiotherapy treatment with IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Do revert for further assistance Best Wishes.

Dear Sir/Mam, My mom is having a severe leg pain specially knee. Please suggest something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Dear Sir/Mam, My mom is having a severe leg pain specially knee. Please suggest something.
Improper food habits and sedentary lifestyle can lead to impairment of digestive fire, formation of ama (toxin) and vitiation of Vata (air). When a person indulges in Vata-aggravating diet and lifestyle, then this aggravated Vata circulates ama in the channels of the body and deposits it in the joints, causing pain in knees. U can try the home remedies below ::: Follow up after 10 days.. 1.. Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. 2.. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. 3.. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. 4.. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 5.. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling. 6. Take lakshaadi guggul 2 tab twice daily with maharasnaadi qwath 1 hr after meals.

my wife has knee pain since last 3 years, and she does not feel walking. Doctor says it is arthritis. Pls suggest what to do?

Ph.D, M.D in Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Dear, really if it is Arthritis , good Ayurvedic medicine is available .but send me the blood report of this Arthritis to my Email:-drvsrao58@gmail.com.

Nutritional benefits of coriander or cilantro

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NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF CORIANDER OR CILANTRO

Coriander is full of an unusual array of healing phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. Its leaves and seeds contain some amount of various essential oils that makes this herb useful for use in traditional medicines. It is anti-septic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, helps with digestion, fungicidal and a natural stimulant.
It is a very good source of vitamins A, C, K and traces of the B vitamins. In the minerals department, it provides high amount of calcium and potassium. Both of these would have already been helpful for relieving various ailments. Then there are iron, manganese and sodium.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Cilantro has such a wide variety of goodness in the little leaves, making it a very useful herb for relieving many ailments. Include a bunch into your juice regularly for its life-giving properties.

Antibiotic properties: An antibiotic compound, dodecenal, was isolated from cilantro and tested in the laboratory. The impressive result showed that it is twice as effective as the commonly used antibiotic drug gentamicin at killing the food-borne bacteria, salmonella.

Anti-cancer: The anti-oxidant properties from cilantro include beta carotene, vitamin C and E, ferulic, caffeic acid, kaempferol, and quercetin. This broad spectrum of anti-oxidant helps to lower the risk of oxidative stress in the cells that are carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

Anti-microbial properties: Cilantro contains volatile oils that have antimicrobial properties, making it a very useful herb that can be used for fungal, bacterial or yeast infections.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Cilantro is an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids is the building block for several of the body?s most widely used families of anti-inflammatory messaging molecules and many other uses.

Blood sugar: A study that was done on mice confirmed that this herb has an anti-diabetic effect and can control blood sugar. When juiced and consumed regularly, cilantro can help stimulate the secretion of insulin, thereby lowering blood sugar.

Bone Health: Cilantro is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium is a vital nutrient that is required for formation and maintenance of strong bones.

Cholesterol lowering ability: Cilantro when juiced and consumed on a regular basis can help reduce the amount of damaged fats (lipid peroxides) in the cell membranes. Studies have shown that cilantro can lower bad cholesterol level and increase the good cholesterol level.

Eyesight: The high beta-carotene and anti-oxidants in cilantro make it one of the best herbs that helps alleviate eye problems thus improving eyesight. In addition, it also help reduce the threat posed by age; associated with vision disorders such as macular degeneration, and cataract.

Heavy metal detox: Cilantro is one of the very few herbs that is used as a heavy metal detox agent, to detoxify mercury, aluminium and lead among others. Make a small bottle of neat, concentrated cilantro juice and mix with chlorella powder. Drink an ounce of the mixture every day and feel the improvement to your brain power. Store the potion in the fridge. Read more about heavy metal poisoning here.

Immune booster: The presence of anti-oxidants, rich phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins in cilantro all work syngergistically to boost the body?s overall immunity system against infection.

Insomnia: Due to the various phytonutrients and medicinal values of cilantro, it helps rebalance the internal chemicals, providing a calming effect to the nerves that enable sleep to come easier.

Kidney stones: Cilantro has a diuretic and detoxifying effect that can help lower the risk for kidney stones.
Nutritional benefits of coriander or cilantro

I am 26 years old male and I have a problem in my knee so I unable to walk for a long distance so what should I do?

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I am 26 years old male and I have a problem in my knee so I unable to walk for a long distance so what should I do?
* first check out bone mineral density (bmd). In case of low bmd, your calcium level in body are low. So take take calcium rich diet daily. Take a glass (300 ml) of full cream milk daily or 100 gm of cheese or 1-2 eggs regularly. * give a gentle oil massage to knees regularly and wrap your knees with cloth dipped in hot water for atleast 10-15 minutes. * wear knee cap or wrap crape bandage during walk for knee support. * sit atleast for 5-8 minutes in sunlight in morning or evening for vitamind. *avoid heal shoe and wear only flat shoes for balanced load on knees. * check out your blood sugar level and hemoglobin level in every 6 months. * if you have any history of rheumatoid arthritis in family then checkout your ra factor. * take guggalu tablets if himalaya one tablet daily for atleast 3 months. * take a piece of garlic, crush it and boil it a glass of milk and drink daily for fast pain relief.

’m a 28years old male that was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in my right knee. I’ve been living with it for 4 years. I’m not nearly as strong lifting or explosive jumping and running and my knee feels tight and weak for days after heavy sports or leg workouts, although it does’t buckle. What would be your thoughts on my situation? Grade || signal intensity in body and posterior horn of the medical meniscus, suggestive of tear. Medical serpiginous low signal intensity lesions on T1 W with central hyperintense signal on T2 W images involving medical and lateral femoral, lower 1/3 shaft of femur likely to represent bony infarcts. Small osteochondral defect with partial loss articular cartilage at lateral femoral condale. Minimal joint effusion Uric acid also high side (end line) 7.1. Thanks.

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’m a 28years old male that was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in my right knee. I’ve been living with it for 4 yea...
Partial acl tear usually do not need surgery. Moreover you symptoms are not due to ligament insufficiency. Partial articular cartilage defects are left as such. Grade 2 signal in meniscus are usually not symptomatic. It may not be wise to suggest anything without clinical examination and mri films, but as per your symptoms and mri report, I think you should focus on quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercises. Any surgery is less likely to improve your symptoms.

I am 21 years old man and have knees pain problem from 5 months. What should I do?

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Ayurveda
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I am 21 years old man and have knees pain problem from 5 months. What should I do?
Ayurvedic medicenes 1. Tab-shallaki 1-1 tab 2 times a day 2. Mahayograj guguulu 2-2 tab 2 times a day 3. Apply externally pain off oin and slight massage 2times a day.

Hi sir my name is ranjeet Singh. I have pain in back and knee. I am a farmer so I work 10-12 hr fields. Due to this I cannot work. Any cheap treatment or some balm.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
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Hi sir my name is ranjeet Singh. I have pain in back and knee. I am a farmer so I work 10-12 hr fields. Due to this I...
Back pain is common among farmers because of the physical nature of the occupation. Several measures can be taken to reduce the risk of a back injury. Many tasks can be modified to relieve stress placed on the back. These may include: Avoid working in awkward positions or standing for long periods of time. When changing directions turn with the feet, not at the waist, to avoid a twisting motion. Wear boots with high-quality insoles to support the ankles and reduce back pain. Use correct lifting posture every time. Use your legs to lift, instead of your back. When carrying items keep them close to your body and make more trips carrying smaller loads. Limit repetitive tasks and chores involving poor posture. Alternating this type of task with less strenuous tasks can be effective at preventing back injuries. Use long-handled tools to increase leverage and reduce the need to bend or reach" Push" rather than" pull" objects. Carts and wheelbarrows are efficient when feeding animals or hauling heavy tools. When in the tractor seat, adjust the seat to position your thighs parallel to the floor. Consider installing mirrors or cameras in equipment to reduce the need to turn. Replace older equipment seat cushions with new ones that have adjustable lumbar support, arm rests and adjustable thigh support. Modify tasks or work methods to reduce the number of times needed to get on and off equipment. Minimize stumbling or fall hazards by practicing good housekeeping methods in all areas of the farm. This includes keeping tractor platforms clear of tools and clutter. Try few things for your back pain: - Apply Ice and Heat Heating pads and cold packs can comfort tender trunks. Most doctors recommend using ice for the first 48 hours after an injury -- particularly if there is swelling — and then switching to heat. You can use whichever you find comforting as long as your skin is protected. -Try to do back strengthening and core stability exercises.

I am suffering from joint pain every day from last 1 year. My both legs always pain daily. My family Dr. told me that I have arthritis. Due to that my full body joint and muscle stiff. Pls advice me medicine.

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I am suffering from joint pain every day from last 1 year. My both legs always pain daily. My family Dr. told me that...
You must take care of your diet first let me know the details about your daily diet and if you have constipation, inform me fir your proper treatment,

Is there any treatment of knee pain in ayurveda? patient's (female 42years) left knee mri report says; 1. Articular cartilage irregularity with subchondral marrow changes in medial joint space with mild joint effusion and synovial thickening. - suggest early changes of osteoarthritis 2. Thupe-ii signal/myxoid degeneration in posterior horn of medial meniscus.

MD - Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, Diploma in Acupuncture
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Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem.

I am 48 years old male and having problem in left knee. My weight is 82 kgs. Please suggest me the remedy ?

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What is your height What is your work nature Do you climb stairs daily Reply I can help you and consult privately to have a detailed discussion to solve your problem For now avoid prolonged standing walking equating and sitting in the floor, stair climbing Apply voveran gel and after 20 minutes give hot water fomentation.

I have slight pain in my knees. Because of that I can't bend my legs while I am running. The pain isn't sever.

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I have slight pain in my knees. Because of that I can't bend my legs while I am running. The pain isn't sever.
Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day.

Hi I am 27 year old male I have knee pain and nerves pulling.

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Physiotherapist
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Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for knee joint. Don't sit on floors. Wear knee cap open patella. Take calcium and methylcobalamine supplement with glucosamine for three months minimum.

I am 64 years old. I have pain in the left knee while I sit on the floor. Please suggest the causes for the pain. Regards,

fellowship in Arthroplasty, MS - Orthopaedics
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I am 64 years old. I have pain in the left knee while I sit on the floor.
Please suggest the causes for the pain.
Reg...
Age related osteoarthritis is the most common cause. Also injury to some internal structure of the knee can be a cause. At least we need to look at your x rays to confirm any of the diagnosis.
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