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Dr. Shefali Batra

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shefali Batra is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at MINDFRAMES in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shefali Batra on Lybrate.com.

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I am having chest pain, body pain and throat pain since past few days. I even have developed multiple ulcers on my tongue and my tooth is decaying. I am smoking hard for past 5 years. My whole body pains a lot every time and pain in my joints are not healing for months. Am I suffering from Cancer?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am having chest pain, body pain and throat pain since past few days. I even have developed multiple ulcers on my to...
You seem to be suffering from smoking related anxiety issues about health. Please consult a psychiatrist locally who can help you with counselling for quitting smoking and mouth ulcers and joint pain are probably due to viatmin deficiencies to re-assure yourself you can get the following blood tests - CBC-dif, RFT, LFT, TSH, Vitamin D3 levels, S. Calcium, S. Vitamin B12, S. Folic acid, lipid profile and show the reports to a local internal medicine specialist.
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This is SATYA from Visakhapatnam. I am unable to quit my smoking habit due to my psychological condition like my financial status. What can I do for quite my smoking habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will just feel like it is impossible to quit but that is not at all true. You can if you persevere. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir, my question is a men can do after breakup when he loves her very much. Because I am shocked for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir, my question is a men can do after breakup when he loves her very much. Because I am shocked for this.
what I can say you only is that this is not end of the world.We have to come across many failures in life.Life is very harsh but a true human being is that who make these failures his power and makes history.Make her realise her mistake and this you can do by a pure mind and hard work.Dont have a grudge against her in mind and think that God has some other more important work for you.These failures always teach us and I am sure you must have got a lesson by this breakup.Fix that lesson in your mind and move forward as if nothing had happened.Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and I will recommend you following homoeopathic medicine to take alongwith IGNATIA AMARA 1M ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops every 3rd day P.L.30 (Dr Reckeweg) Ask the homoeopathic pharmacist to prepare this medicine in 30 number globules and quantity 2 drahm.Start taking 4 tab 3 times daily. Report me after 1 month
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I have anxiety problems. I am afraid of health which 100% Finish. Any Natural tips. I can improve well. I do daily Yoga. Kindly Revert Back.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I have anxiety problems. I am afraid of health which 100% Finish. Any Natural tips. I can improve well. I do daily Yo...
Hello, Dear first of all stop thinking that you are suffering from anxiety problem. The way we think have a great impact on our behaviour and day to day activities. Anxiety is part of life. We all feel it from time to time, its natural. Sometime we notice ourselves and sometime other people remind us about our problem. No need to worry about your problem. Be optimisti.
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I am 19 year old man. I lived in Bhopal when I go for study my mind stopped work properly. Sometimes it wander. Some time it thought something. What I do for concentrate?

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
Dear lybrate-user deficient attention towards study does not show that you have a serious disorder it happens to all at some times. Take enough sleep daily, avoid excessive indulgence in mobile and movies. You will get relief. You can take homoeopathic medicine bacopa moneri q 10 drops thrice daily with some water.
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Hi, I am suffering from Typhoid for past one week. I am having severe body pain and my knees are paining a lot. This is the second time I have having Typhoid within a span of one year. Please advice how to avoid this in future also medication to relive from pain.

DIABETES EDUCATOR, PGDND, RMP -ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL TRANSCRITPTINIST, M.SC, Msc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
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I am suffering from Typhoid for past one week. I am having severe body pain and my knees are paining a lot. This ...
Take bland semi solid diet like rice with yogurt, porridge, barley, fruit (avoid skin/seeds) custard, avoid spicy, oily and fatty food. Take light and easily digestible diet. Take meals at short interval to avoid nausa/vomiting. Take zeera decoction everyday and also do take a calcium rich diet. Avoid meat/poultry/egg for 2 months 4. Drink plenty of water/lime juice/ glucose and also sago sweets and sago items. Water/ coconut water, sugar cane/ fresh fruit (avoid citrus fruits) juice, milk 5. Take adequate rest and repeat vidal tests. Prevention typhoid is a bacterial infection affecting the gastrointestinal system and is due to fecal contamination of food, milk and water. It can be prevented by 1. Avoiding contaminated food and water/milk from out side sources like junk food etc 2 use purified drinking water and have warm home made food, 3. Avoid fly contamination of food, maintain food hygiene 4, properlyl wash your hands before taking food 5. Wash vegetable, fruit before consuming. Do consult me for a detailed diet chart.
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Am a chain smoker. Now am controlled it. But daily one or two cigarettes smoking continuous. What the way to am stopping. If any nikodin flavour chocolates available in store.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Even one or two cigarettes are harmful. Nicotine tabs are available but may not be in flavors you desire. Nicotine chewing gums are also there. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I had pimples on my face. Now, none left, but there some spots and some depressions left. How can I completely remove them and get a much fairer tone?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I had pimples on my face. Now, none left, but there some spots and some depressions left. How can I completely remove...
DEAR Lybrate USER. A) apply paste of fresh lemon juice and fine powder of turmeric on face with gentle massage, two times in a day. B) take 30 ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning and at night before sleep…. C) take 2-2 tablets of chandraprabha vati and sutshekhar rasa after meals. D) take 2 tablet of vasantkusumakar rasa early in the morning on empty stomach with triphala juice…. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I have been drinking alcohol since 20 Years regularly, And suddenly I stopped drinking. Is there will be any withdrawal effect on my body ? Does it harmful? Does it life threatening ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It depends because some people react badly and some don't. If you have had no problems so far, no worry. If in case you experience any difficulties of any kind, just visit a doctor and he can treat it immediately with some medication. He will also tell you whether is a withdrawal reaction to alcohol or not. These reactions are hardly ever life-threatening.
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I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in any other thing. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in a...
Dehydration is main cause of headache so drink more quantity of water. Homeopathy is one of the most important and effective therapy for back pain. Homeopathy produces excellent results in backache treatment without producing any side effect and is extensively used in all over the world. Homeopathy is a nature system of healing and that is why it can heal whole symptoms of illnesses and it also cure the illness from its root. Tips for backache: heavy objects should be pushed rather than pulled. The weight of the objects should be taken in your bent legs and arms and not in your back. During an acute attack sleep with a pillow under the knees. Choose shoes that offer good support in the arch and have low, but not flat, heels. Prop up one foot on a box or low stool when you're standing for a long time. Use a chair that provides support for your back, or tuck a little pillow behind your lower back. Tips to improve balance/alignment/motion: lift your leg so your thigh is parallel to the ground while touching a wall. Hold it for five breaths.
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