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Dr. Shashank Shah

Bariatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Shashank Shah Bariatrician, Mumbai
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I have a desk job and in the last 2 years My weight has gone up from 85 kgs to 95 kgs. I want to lose weight and I have back pain also. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
According to ayurveda, for treatmnet of obesity, you firstly stop causative factors from your life style. Like drinking too much cold water, eat too much sweets, day sleep, water after meal, lack of exercise, curd, menda etc. I will need your detail history. Till you can follow this * start drinking hot water * stop day sleep * start any exercise in morning, like suryanamaskar, walking, joging, sports * drink juice of turmeric n ginger with honey * take jau barley, instead of ghenhu wheat. * use cow ghee n milk only * boild rise in open pot, don't use cocker. Withdraw water if rice. Don't sit in one position for more than 1 hour. Take rest for 5 min. Walk little & start work. Take hot steam twice a day.
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Now days swelling in my face and feet so much. Put on weight so much. What is the reason and treatment. Pls answer me soon .

Wellness Coach
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Water retention is the culprit. Water retention can be due to various reasons like, hypertension (high bp), liver/kidney issues, hormonal issues, high intake of salty food and low water intake, lack of sleep. We need to know the issue before we talk about the treatment or ways to manage it. Pls get in touch with more details to get an appropriate solution.
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I have a desk job and in last 2 years, my weight has gone up 45 kg to 50 kg. I want to lose weight. Please help me.

Ayurveda, Ambala
First you should follow low calories food for weight loss. * in morning, take 1-2 chapattis with a bowl of cooked green vegetables. You can take a glass of lemon water with it. *in lunch you can take a bowl of raw vegetables like carrot, radish, tomatoes, turnip or beetroot. *in evening, you can take a cup of green tea only with some pieces of friuts like apple, pineapple, pear. Avoid taking banana or mango. *in dinner, you can take vegetable soup or a bowl of cooked vegetables. But do not take potato, sweet potatoes. * you can take a cup skimmed milk 4 times a week only during day time. * work out for atleast 1 hour in morning, you can try skipping for 15 minutes with a walk of 30 minutes and 5-10 minutes running. Follow these exercises in the morning - * lie down on flat surface, raise your legs without bending your knees, do it for 3-5 times daily. * do not eat fastfoods and soft drinks, as they have high calories and the calories deposit in body in the form of weight if not utilised.
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My height is 5 ft 8 inches and weight is approx 85kg. Please suggest how to loose weight

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Obesity in ayurveda is known as Medorog and is defined excessive body fat accumulation in body. Medo roga specially found predominantly pitta body type constitution. The disturbed ?Pitta-the digestive fire? is disturbed leading to improper digestion and assimilation of fats. Being overweight can put you at risk for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, coronary heart disease, and sleep problems. We have specialised medicine prepared for weight loss . No Exercise , No Dieting, No side Effect ,Kindly Attach your cholestrol and thyroid report. For better result and shape body use our medicine and see result within 15 days for order with your test reports details. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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How do I loose my weight now I am 57 kilos in weight, my height is 4 ft10 inch. I want to gain my height please help me out.

Homeopath, Delhi
you can follow diet for 1 month. Week 1 8:00 am (as soon as you wake up) – 2 glasses of methi seeds water ( soak 1tsp of methi seeds in 2 glasses of water. Strain out the methi seeds and drink the water. Helps a lot in water retention and bloating) 5 soaked almonds with the skin. 1 kali mirch u don’t have to chew it just swallow it down. 9:00 am – 1 toast (brown bread) with amul lite butter / hung curd dressing/ salad and chutney 11:30 am – one fruit of your wish 1:30 pm – A small plate of salad before starting the meal. The fibers in the salad fills u up which in turn prevents false hunger that makes u overeat.1 bran chappati (mix wheat flour and wheat bran in equal proportions.) with 1 bowl ( normal sized katori ) of dal. Generally at my place dal is cooked at night so I used to store the dal made at night for the other days lunch, u can do the same. 5:00 pm – 1cup of milk or tea with 2 biscuits(just marie, no other biscuits)/ 1 small bowl bhuna channa/ 1bowl popcorn ( not the buttery act 2 ones but air popped popcorns without the butter) 7:30 pm –A small plate of salad before starting the meal. 1 bran chappati with 1 k vegetable ( any vegetable not rajmah, channa or kadhi) Week 2 8:00 am (as soon as you wake up) – 2 glasses of tulsi leave water ( soak 5 tulsi leaves in 2 glasses of water. Strain out the leaves and drink the water.) 5 soaked almonds with the skin. 1 kali mirch. 9:00 am – 1 toast (brown bread) with amul lite butter / hung curd dressing/ salad and chutney 11:30 am – one fruit of your wish 1:30 pm – A small plate of salad before starting the meal. 1 sandwich (2 brown breads with paneer filling, if you are a vegetarian and egg whites, if you are a non vegetarian.) 5:00 pm – 1cup of milk or tea with 2 biscuits 7:30 pm –A small plate of salad before starting the meal. 1 bran chappati with 1 k vegetable (this week you can take rajmah, channa or kadhi ) 8:30 pm – one fruit of your wish
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I want to loose my weight in 1 month. I tried all the ways all the ways like running, skipping n cycling but not getting good result. Give me any other idea.

PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Diploma in Dietetics and Health Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I would need some more details before prescribing a specific diet. However, for now please have 5-6 small meals in a day. You should drink 2 glasses warm water as soon as you wake up preferably with lemon in it. This is like washing your body internally. Follow it up with a fruit of your choice and then breakfast with in 30-45 minutes. You should have home made conventional breakfast. Take a fruit or green tea or sprouts in between breakfast and lunch. Take a balanced lunch try and include protein carbohydrate and fats. Not to forget 2 cups of salad. Take a light snack in the eve an early dinner is always good when you are trying to lose weight. Make sure you are drinking enough water through the day. You also must exercise at least 5 times a week. If done regularly, you will definitely see results. All the best! if you wish to contact me. You can reach me through lybrate!
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Tip: 10% weight loss

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Tip: 10% weight loss
Tip: 10% weight loss

Never lose more than 10% in a weight loss program or it will come back very rapidly. By reducing 500 calories a day (250 extra burn, 250 reduced intake) one can lose one pound of weight every week.

Hello doctor plzz help me, how to reduce things fat at home? M very upset from this.

MD(Ayu), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
For weight reduce in particular organ, excersice of that organ is best. Diet & medicine can affect on whole body. So start abdomen excersice. One more thing you can do it, use barley flour & triphala powder. Use it for massage on abdomen before going to bath I am giving simple general tips * take luke warm water only *take turmeric before food * avoid day sleep * use cow ghee and milk *take buttermilk, avoid curd.
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I am losing my hair day by day. I am getting so much hair fall. I have tried all shampoo. But still I am getting hair fall. Can you please guide me how it will get reduce?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
Maintain ibw take tab mvt walk daily avoid shampoo lead stress free life use soft water for head bath.
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I do not drnik or smoke. I do not eat non veg but than also I am not losing weight. I have written same last time also but I do not get proper answers .what should I do. I always walk 5 km daily. If stop of some days than weight begins to gain . Is any type of medicine for weight loss. Please tell.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Dear Patient.. Your BMI ( Body mass index) is 31.65 which is high. Do not be upset dear you can reduce your body weight. First, veg or non veg are not responsible for weight gain and you are doing excellent that you are not smoker or drinker. I advice you some modification in your diet and life style.. Take green tea with slice of ginger but not at empty stomach.. Avoid sweets , fried food, salt, junk food, sea food, soft drinks. Use Rice bran oil 30 gm/day (1 tea spoon =5 gm). Add Green vegetables , Fresh fruits , Soya bean,Pulses, Skimmed milk. Take lemon with warm water at mid morning it reduce fat also. Do not skip Breakfast, it should be heavy meal. Do not be fasting more than 3 hours. When you consume food , take small amount at every 3 hours interval. That is helpful for weight management and diabetes. Sprouts is good snacks for you. Dinner should be light meal. you can add veg soup also. Do brisk walk for 1 hour in a day as per your suitable time, Kilometer is not important my friend... Many fat reducing medicine or powder are available in market. But it can manage through your diet and healthy life style... Regards..
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I have some fat tumors at few places on my body and I'm very much tensed about it, initially there were in few parts but they kept spreading in various parts too. Can you please help me with this .

Homeopath, Thane
Hi, these fat tumors are called as lipoma which keep on spreading, but when they cause pain they must be operated. Take following medicines calc iod 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 3 months.
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Liposuction - 5 Techniques That Help You Get Rid of Genetic Fat

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Liposuction - 5 Techniques That Help You Get Rid of Genetic Fat

Your genetic background influences where your body fat is stored. In case your mother or father has fat stored in the abdomen, hips, waist or in the thigh, it is likely for you to develop deposits of fat in the same regions.

Circumstances of genetic fat

1. You may have a proper or a balanced BMI (body mass index) but still tend to develop bulges in areas, which are likely to make you look disproportional.

2. You may become obese by development of excess fat accumulation in the lower abdomen region, referred to as pannus. Extra fat may accumulate in your lower back and hips as well, which cannot be lost in spite of taking weight losing measures.

Liposuction to get rid of extra fat

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that allows you to remove genetic fat or any extra fat from the body, in order to change the body's shape. Liposuction does not remove cellulites and tightening of loose skin cannot be done.

Liposuction removes excess fat from the body by suction. Small, narrow tubes with blunt tips known as the cannulae are inserted through incisions in the skin surface. The tubes are moved under the skin to target the suction of fat deposits.

There are several types of liposuction techniques.

1. Tumescent liposuction: In this form of liposuction, a wetting solution such as lidocaine with a local anesthetic is injected into the patient before surgery. This causes the shrinking or constriction of blood vessels due to which it allows liposuction to be performed while the patient is under local anaesthesia. Blood loss and post surgical pains are reduced.

2. Suction assisted liposuction:This mode of liposuction also known as SAL is the most primary form of liposuction. It involves drawing out of fat using a vacuum.

3. Power assisted liposuction: This liposuction technique called PAL in short involves the process of SAL with an extra tool for increasing the motion of the cannula. The process is faster.

4. Ultrasound assisted liposuction: This process (UAL) involves the transmission of energy via a specialized hand piece for loosening and melting of fat. A greater volume of fat can be removed via UAL. VASER is a variation of the UAL method where an ultrasonic cannula with grooves helps in energy disruption to improve removal of fat.

5. Laser assisted liposuction: LAL is a newly developed liposuction technology where a laser works like an ultrasound for disruption and removal of fat cells. This mode is more efficient and involves less trauma.

Liposuction is an effective way to remove unwanted, genetic fat from your body, which may be harming your body image. However, liposuction is associated with severe side effects.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have stomach very fat I try to loss fat but it's not working what I have to do?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Lybrate-user your weight is ideal according to your height. There is no requirement of any change in diet. All you need is proper exercise. With proper yogasana you can easily reduce your fat. Here are some asanas 1 dhanurasana 2 naukasana 3 sarpasana 4 bhujangasana 5 chakrasana practice above asana half hour/day. But all asana should be perform in consultant yoga instructor.
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My stomach is increasing day by day and my hipp (ass) means back side is also increasing without any medicine or any antibiotic is their any exercise which can control my stomach and hipp (ass) please suggest me as soon as possible.

Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography, Mbbs
General Physician, Ernakulam
Dear lybrater. There are 2 things. A. Have you checked up blood test. Cbc sgpt. Rbs tsh. Is your bp ok. B. Follow strict diet. 1. Take food at proper time. Never miss a breakfast. Quantity should be reduced. 2. Have proper regular sleep. 3. No smoking. 4. Regarding food please take salad. Fruits. Any thing prepared by boiling, steam cooking or pressure cooking. Ie our rice chapatti and side dishes and other home made food are ok 5. Avoid food prepared in ovens like cake biscuits. Avoid anything deep or shallow fried. 6. Too much nuts and dry fruits should be avoided. 7. Limit coffee and tea to 2 a day. 8. Walk 45 min covering 4 km daily. Wait for 20 days to see the effect. If you need further guidance please contact me.
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I am 21 year old and I have fell unfair getting weight loss problem give solution for wait good and for health and safety way sickness.

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Starting eating more chapatis and rice with butter or ghee. Take creamed milk upto 500 ml daily and also eat milk products like cheese, khoa, etc. Also take dry fruits daily like 4 to 6 almonds or cashew nuts or some raisins. Eat fresh and high calorie fruits like apple, banana, etc. And vegetables like spinach, etc. You can also take fruit juices. If you eat non-veg then eat 2 or 3 pcs, of chicken or red meat daily. Take salad with your every main meal. Also do exercises daily as it increases your satiety.
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How to reduce weight with casual dieting without side effects in body without stress formation.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
HI…reason behind obesity is decreased BMR (BASAL METABOLIC RATE), 1) so question is HOW BMR DECREASED…. BMR is mainly depends upon functions of LIVER, THYROID, PANCREASE, and PITUITORY GLAND, A) hypo- functions of these organs reduces BMR and body becomes obese, B) hyper- functions of these organs increases BMR and body becomes lean, C) so if you want to reduce weight then we have to increase BMR, D) so to increase BMR follow few basic things, 1) take solid food two times in a day only, 2) try to take diet which is easy to digest and according to quantity of hunger, 3) eat those fruits only which increases power of digestion and which easily digests LIKE…grapes, pappya, orange, pomgrenate, sweet lime, pineapple, watermelon, muskmelon, strawberry, mulberry, 4) strictly avoid fruits which are hard to digests like banana, guava, custardapple, chiku, jackfruit, 5) Try to take soups of green gram, lentil, horse gram, 6) try to take meals inbetween 10 am to 9 pm, 7) when you take meal do not eat anything for minimum 4 hours…. THANKS.
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I am very fat I want to be a slim and fit body so what can I do I try all medical and also exercise but not slim wallet can I do.

Homeopath, Chennai
Tips to lose weight  faster: 1. Eat a high-protein breakfast. 2Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice.  3. Drink water a half hour before meals. 4. Choose weight loss-friendly foods (more vegetables and fruits) 5. Eat soluble fiber. 6. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods.  7. Eat your food slowly. 8. Sleep 7-8 hours 9. Go for regular exercise Constitutional homoeopathic treatment will give you best results.
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What is the best way to lose belly fat? And how it should be done in the proper way?

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
Do crunches and pushups daily to reduce belly fat. Take high fiber low fat diet. Ask me privately for detailed diet plan.
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Can I get a Veg Diet Chart that reduces fat around my waist? The fat accumulated after a surgery. After that the waist size increased to 29 from 25. If possible, also suggest how I can increase calcium in my bones.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. To burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. As half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. Should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART TimingFoods To EatCalories Early MorningLukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits90 Breakfast2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry330 ORBrown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup300 Mid-Morning1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes50 LunchBrown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl345 EveningButter Milk 1 cup35 Dinner2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl370 Total1220/1190 Cal To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. One pound equals 3,500 calories. If you cut 500 a day from your diet, you'll lose a pound a week. People who lose weight slowly, about 1 to 2 pounds per week, are more successful at keeping the weight off. You'll also burn additional calories if you increase your physical activity. You weight-loss plan should do all of the following: •Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. •Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. •Contain foods low in saturated fats, avoid trans fats, and limit cholesterol and salt (sodium). •Avoid refined sugars and processed foods. Some tips to help you lose weight: •Keep a food diary. Writing down everything you eat is critical! Noting how you feel when you eat will help you identify emotional triggers that may cause you to overeat. Emotional eaters tend to overeat. •Eat when you're truly hungry rather than when you're tired, anxious or stressed. •Eat slowly. If you eat too fast, you eat more than you need to satisfy your hunger. Your brain needs time to catch up with your stomach. •Plan your meals ahead of time so you make healthy choices. When dining out, check the menu online and decide what you will order before you sit down. Ask for dressings on the side. Opt for foods that are baked, broiled or steamed versus fried or swimming in creamy sauces. Avoid chips and bread baskets—they add unnecessary calories. •Stay hydrated. People often mistake thirst for hunger. •Eat breakfast. If you skip this meal, you'll be starving by lunchtime. You'll have more difficulty making healthy choices throughout the day. Find resources to help you keep track of your food choices and nutritional values and that can offer additional support when you need it.
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My daughter is 14 years and weights around 60-62 kgs. Her height is 5-1. Is there anyways that she can increase height as well as loose weight. Please suggest.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give her following medicine:- cal. Phos. 10m / 5 drops in little water only single dose. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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