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Dr. Singhal Asha

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Singhal Asha Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Singhal Asha is an experienced Gynaecologist in Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Poly Clinic in Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Singhal Asha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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7 Myths About Calcium, Vitamin D and Healthy Bones

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, P.G.Diploma in pachakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
7 Myths About Calcium, Vitamin D and Healthy Bones
Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and easily shatter, can rob us of independence as we age.

Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis and help us remain active and independent.

Myths about calcium, a mineral found in many foods, and vitamin D, absorbed from food and sunshine, are common. Below, two Cleveland Clinic experts from our Endocrine Calcium Clinic offer the facts:

Myth #1: Only elderly women develop osteoporosis.

Fact: Osteoporosis is most common in women over age 65. However, osteoporosis occurs in men and in younger women too. Women who start menopause early are at risk, for example. So is anyone taking medications such as long-term steroids, certain blood thinners, seizure drugs or medications for acid reflux.

Anyone, male or female, who doesn’t exercise or whose diet is low in calcium or vitamin D is also at risk of osteoporosis. Diseases that interfere with bone health, such as celiac disease and hyperparathyroidism, may also result in osteoporosis.

Bone density evaluation — typically recommended for women starting at age 65 — should begin earlier if you are at risk. “Seeing a physician for this evaluation is critical,” says endocrinologist Leila Khan, MD. A doctor with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis will make recommendations based on your personal and family health history.

Myth #2: If you’re lactose-intolerant, you can only get calcium from supplements.

Fact: Lactose intolerance, in which the natural sugar in milk products causes belly pain, gas and bloating, is common. But not all dairy products are off-limits for those with the condition. “Yogurt that has live cultures in it has very low levels of lactose,” says internist and metabolic specialist Susan Williams, MD. “Similarly, aged cheeses have little or no lactose.” Nondairy foods that can help supply calcium include dark leafy greens and calcium-fortified foods such as cereal and juice.

Myth #3: You can’t take calcium supplements if you have trouble swallowing pills.

Fact: Chewable supplements are an option. Calcium citrate is better absorbed than calcium carbonate, and calcium citrate supplements come in chewable form. “My personal favorite is calcium gummies — they are very easy to take, provide an easily absorbed form of calcium that does not have to be taken with meals, and taste great,” says Dr. Williams.

Myth #4: It’s not a big deal if you forget to take your calcium supplements.

Fact: Your body needs to maintain a constant level of calcium to keep your bones strong and your muscles functioning. “If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take some calcium from the bones in order to keep the blood calcium levels normal,” explains Dr. Williams. That is why most of us require calcium supplements if we do not get the recommended 1,200 milligrams or more of calcium per day in our diet.

Myth #5: There’s an ‘ideal’ dose of vitamin D.

Fact: Many adults are deficient in vitamin D, but experts debate the frequency and dose of supplementation. “At this time, it is unclear what the ideal dose of vitamin D should be,” says Dr. Khan. Depending on your level of vitamin D, physicians may recommend high doses (50,000 international units or IU) once a week or once a month to correct deficiencies, or a daily dose of 2,000 to 4,000 IU. Either way, blood tests should prove that the deficiency is corrected, which can take several months. Dr. Khan looks for vitamin D levels of 30 to 40 milligrams per deciliter in her patients. “Higher numbers can be OK, but a low number can be detrimental to bones and potentially cause bone loss,” she says.

Myth #6: Eating dairy and taking calcium are all that’s needed to prevent osteoporosis.

Fact: You need to make healthy lifestyle choices too. That means avoiding excess alcohol, not smoking, keeping your weight in check and exercising regularly. Routine workouts — including walking and other weight-bearing exercises — will help maintain muscle and bone strength. “Keeping your muscles strong will prevent falls — and if we can prevent falls, we can often prevent broken bones,” notes Dr. Williams.

Myth #7: You can’t get too much calcium.

Fact: Too much calcium is not a good thing. If your calcium levels are too high, “stay off the calcium supplements, including Tums®!” says Dr. Khan. “I would be careful how much vitamin D you are taking and would discuss stopping hydrochlorothiazide medication for blood pressure with your physician, since these can result in higher calcium levels.” If you have persistently high calcium levels, don’t ignore them — seek an evaluation from an expert
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Me and my GF both are virgin. Last month I rubbed my penis on her vagina. We didn't have sex. This month she is not having period. Is there any risk of pregnancy?

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Me and my GF both are virgin. Last month I rubbed my penis on her vagina. We didn't have sex. This month she is not h...
Hello yes you can't deny risk of pregnancy. Because during that rubbing also there is mild secretion which may has the sperms. So if periods delayed by 1 week or more do one urine pregnancy test of her. Or consult to nearby doctor.
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Having irritation in vagina before & after periods . Done all test Paper smear / Sonographic but nothing found . Dr are also not able to find out the issue . Pl help

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I need to examine you. As you have not mentioned your age, it could be hormone related issue. If you are > 40 yrs, you can apply estrogen cream inside vagina.
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If we do sex with 6 to 7 girls who doesn't have hiv aids without using condom than is it possible for having aids to boy or girl or both?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If the partner is suffering from hiv then only you will get hiv. Ussually multiple sex partners are the reason behind hiv infection as you never know who is suffering from hiv.
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I am 8 weeks pregnant, can not tolerate heavy food smells and eat foods like fish, ghee due to it's smell, felling comfortable to eat dry fruit and and fruits only. But I have t eat all type of food for the baby. What can I do?

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 8 weeks pregnant, can not tolerate heavy food smells and eat foods like fish, ghee due to it's smell, felling co...
This is normal in early pregnancy. Take tab doxinate twice a day. Take small frequent meals. Avoid starving. Avoid taking liquid empty stomach. Try to remain tension free.
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I'm 23 years old girl and I'm suffering from pcos. I'm on medication from the month of April. Since last one month my heart palpitates very hard sometimes whenever I lay down to sleep especially when I turn to my left. It's so hard that It felt like as if my whole body is beating. Is it something to worry about?

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I'm 23 years old girl and I'm suffering from pcos. I'm on medication from the month of April. Since last one month my...
Hello dear flushing palpitation high heart rate ghabhrahat are very common side effect of tablet harmoni f which you are taking for pcos message me the doses of all the medicines you are on if you are on higher doses we can shift you on lower doses and will gradually increase the dose when we are playing with hormones we need to know the doses as slight variation of doses can cuse problem thanks feel free to ask.
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I am aged 73 and my wife is aged 67. My wife has pacemaker and also had some skin rashes around her vaginal area. For the year or so she is getting affected by urinary infections. She has undergone for treatments for the same. We have sexual intercourse ones a fortnight or a month. After the intercourse her urinary infections seem to get repeated. What can be done to overcome the problem.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Certified GDM Specialist
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
I am aged 73 and my wife is aged 67. My wife has pacemaker and also had some skin rashes around her vaginal area. For...
Better you get her sugar checked and also visit a near by gynecologist and get her urine culture and sensitive plus get her pap smear done.
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What is the permanent solution to melasma and hoe long does it take to cure I developed melasma during pregnancy and I am hypo thyroid too.

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What is the permanent solution to melasma and hoe long does it take to cure
I developed melasma during pregnancy and ...
pregnancy induced melasma will go it self as the time passes orcafter ur delivery n hypothyroidism it will take time may or may not .
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6 Fantastic Health Benefits of Apples

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
6 Fantastic Health Benefits of Apples

History and diversity of apples is not the only thing to celebrate. Apples also can be credited with delivering an amazing number of health benefits, such as:

1. Fighting bad breath. Apples contain pectin, which helps control food odors. Pectin also promotes saliva, which cleanses breath.

2. Preventing asthma attacks. Asthma sufferers often have low levels of antioxidants. Apples are high in vitamin C and flavonoids (beneficial, water-soluble plant pigments). Both are antioxidant. One study found that vitamin C supplements helped protect against exercise-induced asthma.

3. Reducing the risk of stroke. A study involving 9,208 men and women showed that those who ate the most apples over a 28-year period had the lowest risk for stroke. Researchers concluded that the results suggest the intake of apples is related to a decreased risk of thrombotic stroke.

4. Preventing constipation. Fresh apples are high in fiber, which adds bulk to the stool. Apples contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, or roughage.

5. Combating fatigue. The high vitamin C and antioxidant content in apples counter the free radicals leading to oxidative stress, which has been linked to fatigue.

6. Reducing the risk of diabetes. The phytonutrients (beneficial substances found in various plants) in apples help regulate blood sugar.These compounds help prevent spikes in blood sugar in a variety of ways: by inhibiting enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates into simple sugars; by stimulating pancreatic cells to produce insulin; by decreasing the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream.

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General Physician, Hyderabad
Health Tip
Include fruits and vegetable in your every meal.
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I got my periods normal after i pill and i tooked home pregnancy test it shows me ( NEGATIVE) But before test i was suffering from low blood pressure for 3 days and my family physician tooked me for cyline 3 days and some medications also . After tht i tooked home pregnancy test which shows me result ( negative). I just want to confirm tht (NEGATIVE ) Result is from i-pill which prevents my unwanted pregnancy or bucz of cyline nd medications . Plz help me for this wht i do .Do i need to take home pregnancy test again awhat .Or no need to have hpt .Plz help

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
You are not pregnant. No need for any more tests. Also, you got your periods normally. Then why are you confused? Just relax. Please go for a better contraceptive (like condoms or OC Pills) next time rather than relying on I-Pill, I-Pill can fail and even have terrible side effects.
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I had a missed abortion 2 months ago on 11 April . I had my first period after that on 15 may. Now I got my periods on 11 June and these are heavy than earlier once. I had never got my periods earlier but this month they are earlier and that too with heavy flow and more blood clots. I am trying to conceive again. So is this normal or I should consult to a doctor ?

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Ayurveda,
I had a missed abortion 2 months ago on 11 April . I had my first period after that on 15 may. Now I got my periods o...
Please keep in mind that once you had abortion, your utreus is not healthy, it's tired. It need to be in its healthy state to carry a baby. To attain that state, your periods should be regular. Its take alteast 3 months to get it regularly. And it's better if you wait for another 3 months so that your utreus will be healthy. Just like if you have a cut on your finger, it atleast takes 5 days to heal nd another 5 days to peel off the scar. After that your finger looks nice. Similarly your utreus, make a beautiful bed for your baby.
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Hello, my last period date was 15th February. .My average cycle is of 28 to 29 days. Still I dnt get my period.Today I saw to gynecologist n she said there is no pregnancy .Now wat can I do? my age is 30 years. .

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Have kanyalohadi tablet 2-2-2 & raj pravartani vati 2-2 for 5 days. Periods will come. After that start ashokarishtam 3-3 tsf / day for 3 months.
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I am 26 years old female, married. Me n my husband had unprotected sex but after which I got my periods which was on time and it lasted for just two days. And recently m getting a lot of white discharge. Is there any chance I can be pregnant? And from the last two three months I am getting my periods on time but the flow is low and just stays for two days.

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 26 years old female, married. Me n my husband had unprotected sex but after which I got my periods which was on ...
Hi, Less flow may be because of harmonal imbalance. White discharge may be due to vaginitis or cervicitis. Pregnancy can be thought of only when you miss your periods. Take tab. Lukol 1 tab 3 times a day and M2 Tone syrup 2 tsf twice daily mixed with equal quantity of water, for white discharge.
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8 Benefits of Yoghurt

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (pursuing), BPTh/BPT, zumba fitness - sports nurtionist
Physiotherapist, Delhi
8 Benefits of Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a dairy product that is produced when milk is fermented by certain bacteria. Yoghurt is also a probiotic food as it contains a host of good bacteria that help in improving the digestive system of your body. Yoghurt not only provides a good supply of proteins but also contains essential vitamins and minerals, which is one of the many reasons why it should be a part of your daily diet. Besides that, yoghurt has many other health benefits, which are -

1. It prevents osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bone that is linked with calcium and vitamin D levels in the body. Yoghurt is a good source of both calcium and vitamin D and helps in improving the health of the bones in your body.

2. It reduces chances of high blood pressure. Yoghurt helps in reducing blood pressure as it as it is rich in potassium, and potassium is known to lessen the effect sodium has on your body. This by-product of milk is also low-fat dairy.

3. It is a probiotic contribute to weight gain. Yoghurt contains bacteria culture that is good for the digestive tract and helps in preventing many diseases such as colon cancer, bowel disorders and constipation.

4. It decreases chances of infections in the vagina. Regular consumption of yoghurt reduces chances of vaginal infections as it reduces the pH levels in the vagina.

5. Helps in feeling fuller. Yoghurt helps in feeling fuller due to its high protein content. The protein present also helps in maintaining the muscles in the body.

6. Improves brain functioning. Yoghurt contains vitamin B12 that helps in providing energy and improving the functioning of the brain.

7. Yoghurt contains iodine. Iodine is an important nutrient that helps in improving the functioning of the thyroid gland. Yoghurt supplies the body with iodine, which helps in preventing metabolic disorders that result from problems in the thyroid gland.

8. Helps in curing cold. The good bacteria present in yoghurt help in preventing the common cold. Not only that, they also help in recovering from respiratory infections.

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I missed my period. Last period is 26th feb. Sometimes I feel so tired, tendency to vomit, swooing. Suddenly get swooing and stopped within seconds. I test pregnancy after 7days but it is negative. Why it so happened?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
I missed my period. Last period is 26th feb. Sometimes I feel so tired, tendency to vomit, swooing. Suddenly get swoo...
Hi, it must be the stress getting to you. Check your iron level. And definitely check for pregnancy once again. Sometimes a test may be falsely negative.
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My wife was delivered a baby on 4 th january 2016, Till to date Her menstrual not come, Is normal or not? Please tell me generally when will menstrual come after delivery?

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
My wife was delivered a baby on 4 th january 2016, Till to date Her menstrual not come, Is normal or not? Please tell...
Ur wife is having lactational amennorhea means not having periods when Breastfeeding it can be there for maybe 6months to one year but u should take precautions regarding pregnancy as sometimes pregnancy may occur in continuation
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