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Dr. Vihang.N.Vahia

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I am 27 years old, I cannot smell since ten year and whole year my left nose stays blocked due to cough And I am loosing my memory and concentration Kindly help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be because of sinusitis. Follow the advice given below symptoms of sinusitis a) blocked nose, runny nose, headache. Decreased smell sensation b. Pain over the sinus region treatment 1. Do steam inhalation 2-3 times daily with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one thrice daily 3. Take a course of antibiotic after consulting doctor 4. If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, take plain xray pns/ct scan of pns or nasal endoscopy after consulting ent specialist to confirm diagnosis 5. If you are having recurrent symptoms, you may have to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery.
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So upset mood. What i have to do ? Kindly advise.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
You are desperate due to some conflict. Try calming your reaction to the conflict. If the mood has no reason then too you can relax and try meditation and Yoga and breathing and exercise. Try CBT and relaxation.Change your attitutde towards painful incidents or ignore automatic thoughts /tease them and prioritise what you should do. Later by practise you will over come. You accept injury to your self, go and apologise whom you have caused harm and be friendly with them if at all. Be friendly and socialize. Forgive and forget. If not let us know
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My mother doesn't sleep more than 4 hrs throughout in a day. I noticed that she tried to sleep but she couldn't. She looses temper very quickly, and she got very angry and become very happy within a short time.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This does not sound too good and she must meet a doctor and a counselor in tandem for a long time for treatment. So without wasting time do take your mom to a doctor and to a counselor for diagnosis and treatment immediately. You must make sure that she cooperates because many times they do not believe that there is something wrong and would love to quit the medication. Complying with all the medical prescriptions and working in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learning coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges your mom will face is very important. There are certain adaptations that will suit her during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime she can do certain things that will give her benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. She needs to particularly look at her levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that she may never be aware of it now. Let her talk to her parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also she will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. She must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If her motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. She must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times she will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that she can do without the medication. This will set her back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned she is forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. This condition is characterized by two extremes i.e. feeling very high and suddenly feeling very low. You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in her for a personal understanding.
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My husband age 26, is additiced by smoking. He take more than 5 to 6 cigrate in a day. N not ready to eat chewingums because of tambacoo smell in it. N want quit but he cannot quit because of his ofc environment. Please any thing else which will work.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take daphna india 1x tablet two tablet twice a day for 30 days after that one tablet two times a day. Ask him to do yoga and meditation.
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Am a driver am doing sitting job. Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain. Same time am a smoker past 7 years I am smoking regularly. Now I want to stop the smoking. Pls advice me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am a driver am doing sitting job.
Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain.
Same time am a...
Back Pain . Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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I am 25 years old. I am facing stammering problem. Is there is any medicine to cure?

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
There is no medicine for stammering as its not a disease. Stammering is psychogenic in most of the cases. See a speech therapist.
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Hi I m vry addicted to smoke. I tried many times to leave but I can not. I feel relaxed after smoking. But its too much like 20-30 per day. How can I good bye to smoke plz.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1,Just think it yourself that was this the age to start smoking.This Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of fumes,Smoking .You just think how much money of your parents you have wasted till now. 2.Just ssee the poor people around you who cant make up for one time meals.Just think that if you were not ssmoking ,how many of them would you have fed during last 2 years and try to feel that happiness that you must have got and now you are deprived off. 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I uggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you light up a cigarette, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. 6.Homoeopathic medicine DAPHNE INDICA 1X( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily AVENA SATIVA Q ( Dr RECKEWEG) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water twice daily To start with start early morning Brisk walking for 30 minutes and breathing deep while walking. ALOM VILOM PRANAYAM daily for 15 minute any time during the day. Report after 30 days There is always written on every cigratte case that CIGRATTE IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH.It itself proves that we smoke only due to a habit or compulsion although understanding its after effects but reluctant
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I am suffering from anxiety and if I kept thinking about my anxiety its getting worse ,from this my back become warm , hot so tell me what should I do to overcome this?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from anxiety and if I kept thinking about my anxiety its getting worse ,from this my back become warm ...
It can be treated with either medicines or psychotherapy or both, depending upon the exact nature, severity and duration of symptoms. Simple things that you can do at home are yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. Minor symptoms will get corrected that way. But if the symptoms are very troublesome, you will need a consultation with a specialist for detailed evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. The key thing to remember here is it is treatable, not a very serious condition and therefore you don't have to worry. Take care!
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Hello! I am stammering since childhood but during child it was not so much but when I became 13 it began to increase and continuously increasing day by day and now at the age of 16, it become difficult to face the society and face the class. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM? IF THERE IS ANY EXERCISE TO SOLVE THIS PLEASE TELL ME IN DETAIL.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Consult speech therapist. He will help to develop some vocal exercises. At the same time it is better to consult psychologist. May be it may cause for personality problems. Do not use any medicine. Therapy it is always best. Psychological counselling it improves your method of good thought process. It helps to improve your life style management. It improves your concentration levels. It is better to practice yoga and meditation. Do not be alone. Better to share your inner feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. It is better to spend most of the time with friends. Study hour completed later give priority for friends. Do not waste your time. Feel always comfortable and be flexible. Think always in a positive manner. Better to imitate to some one talk like them. Practice is very important at this stage. Better to communicate with new people it reduces your inferiority complex. Feel good always it is best method to entire life situations. Ok all the best.
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I'm not feeling well I have fobia fear of death can you please suggest me what I'm do.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm not feeling well I have fobia fear of death can you please suggest me what I'm do.
Dear lybrate-user. Fear of death, in your case, I don't think has reached a condition where phobia name can be given. You just fear death. Almost everyone do fear death. That is part of becoming mature. Don't worry. Engage in creative and entertaining activities and ignore and divert death related thoughts through activities. Take care.
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Sir, I have been drinking alcohol since 20 years. And I suddenly stopped drinking. I ll not drink further. Is it any harmful to give it up suddenly ? I feel headache sometimes, and I have become somewhat thin.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir, I have been drinking alcohol since 20 years. And I suddenly stopped drinking. I ll not drink further. Is it any ...
Dear lybrate user. There is no health effects in quitting alcohol. You may feel some withdrawal symptoms like restlessness. But don't worry, ignore them. Drink a lot of water and fruit juices. Take care.
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My uncle has drinking (alcohol) problem and he do not want to quit. He always want to drink whether its day or night. He is not listening anybody. Please suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Your uncle need to educate about harmful effect of alcohol on our body also need counselling You need to consult Psychiatrist or consult me privately
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I have done something wrong with money and now the news is spread to my parents. They are reacting hard what shall I do now.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are very young, and obviously did not expect something will go wrong like this. I can imagine you to be in shock. You also might be feeling angry and hopeless. I guess, you did not have any bad intentions, and it is a pure mistake of judgement on your part. I can understand your parents' anger. They are angry for two things - first is their hard earned money is lost and second thing is they might be feeling betrayed by you, because you did not tell them about this, earlier. Now, for you - you need to understand that there are natural consequences for everything. So, if you have done something wrong without your parents' knowledge you need to know that the natural consequence would be their anger and loss of trust. And you need to face that. At the same time, they need to understand that at your age, because of lack of experience, such things happen. Hence, they should not be very strict or hard with you. Presently, you may explain to them, what you were thinking and expecting, when you indulged with their money. You need to make them understand, what did you expect to happen and what were your intentions. Then ask for forgivance and at the same time assure them of two things - one is how would you like to earn back that money (have some concrete plans) and how can they have faith in you again. If you are genuinely feeling sorry for what has happened and if you talk to your parents openly, citing your mistake of judgement and commitment to work hard in furture and not to lose their faith again, they will accept you with your mistake. Give them some time. For you, you need to know that you are very young and you need to be cautious in future. At the same time, you are a normal human being. And it is human to make mistakes. Allow yourself to accept this as a mistake and don't keep blaming yourself all the time. Learn from this experience. The bond you have shared with your parents, till now, will help you to come out of this. Be genuine and truthful. Take care.
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I am a 34 yrs old housewife. Have 2 daughters - 11 yrs and 1 yr old. I am in continuous pressure for not having a son. This tension is multiplied by my mother in law who wants a grand son desperately. My husband is very much supportive but I am unable to control my thoughts and keep on thinking about it. It has led me to a depression like situation. I want to work as I am well qualified but due to small baby, cant go out. Our is a nuclear family. Sitting at home, managing 2 children and continuously thinking about these things has made my life depressing. Please suggest some solution.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This is sad, that your mil still wishes for a son in this day and age. Are you also wishing to have a son? what will you lose if you don't have one. These days there are many options like adoption, ivf, surrogacy to get over this problem. Yet this will be your responsibility to take care of another child. Your mil wouldn't be around after some years. You need to be assertive about your dreams. If your husband is with you, then what is the problem in telling your mil unless there are chances of some loss of prestige and respect in family or financial gain. You need to weigh your priorities and decide the pros and cons of each option and see which works for you in the long run with least damage. Counselling helps in taking such tough decisions of life and connect with yourself and your needs and wants and strike a balance with others expectations. Click on private chat to connect with me.
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Hi. Am new to a place. And from childhood I have habit of sleeping early (around 9) and waking early (around 6) but now due to new lifestyle (job) am sleeping late but wake early too. Also if I find a small disturbance after 2'o clock am not getting sleep easily. Also job stress. Pls advice.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi. Am new to a place. And from childhood I have habit of sleeping early (around 9) and waking early (around 6) but n...
Mental stress will be mostly the reason for disturbances. Earlier your life style was good, but now, your profile changed the pattren. Try to maintain 6-7 hrs sleep anyway in n8. If still you feel dull, take a nap after lunch, if possible try to follow pranyama, yoga, any breathing exercises (will b taught in art of living, isha foundation etc) will relieve your mind from stress&keep quite. But do not take any allopathic medications. For that purpose.
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I can I forget my painful past and be motivated for a bright future. I have to buy land n make a home as now I live in rent n I am not from a rich family. Presently I work as a teacher n I have my parent and a sister. I am 25 year old.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I can I forget my painful past and be motivated for a bright future. I have to buy land n make a home as now I live i...
it is good that you you decide what u want in life. with positive mental attitude you can find the means of attaining it. you have right focus in life. it is the matter of time when you attain that.
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I work for a insurance company. Due to immense pressure recently I am feeling a change in my health related issue. Presently I am not been able to sleep and I can feel that I am having memory loss very frequently. Please suggest what to do? I smoke heavily.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I work for a insurance company. Due to immense pressure recently I am feeling a change in my health related issue. Pr...
1. You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3. Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5. Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6. Take light dinner. 7. Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time. 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor.
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I have pain problem in my whole body or mostly in the chest when I am wakeup in the morning and it is very painful to taking breath when pain is start.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I have pain problem in my whole body or mostly in the chest when I am wakeup in the morning and it is very painful to...
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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What foods should be taken to boost memory power?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Research shows that diets high in saturated fat (from sources such as red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Produce is packed with antioxidants, substances that protect your brain cells from damage opt for wholegrains like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy - in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain. Achieve this by choosing wholegrains with a low-gi, which release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day. Opt for'brown' cereals, wheatbran, granary bread and brown pasta. Mackerel 2. Eat oily fish essential fatty acids (efas) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as epa and dha. Good sources include linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. Oily fish contains epa and dha in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily. The main sources of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kippers. Low dha levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing alzheimer's disease and memory loss. Blueberry3. Binge on blueberries evidence accumulated at tufts university in the united states suggests that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Widely available, so there's no excuse. Tomatoes 4. Eat more tomatoes there is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly alzheimer's. 5. Add vitality with vitamins certain b vitamins - b6, b12 and folic acid - are known to reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with increased risk of stroke, cognitive impairment and alzheimer's disease. A study of a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment found that after two years of intervention with high doses of b6, b12 and folic acid there was significantly less brain shrinkage compared to a subset given placebo treatment 6. Get a blackcurrant boost vitamin c has long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility. One of the best sources of this vital vitamin are blackcurrants. Pumpkin seeds7. Pick up pumpkin seeds just a handful of pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills. Broccoli8. Bet on broccoli a great source of vitamin k, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. Sage9. Sprinkle on sage sage has long had a reputation for improving memory and although most studies focus on sage as an essential oil, it could be worth adding fresh sage to your diet too. Walnuts 10. Go nuts a study published in the american journal of epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin e might help to prevent cognitive decline, particularly in the elderly. Nuts are a great source of vitamin e along with leafy green vegetables, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice and wholegrains.
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How to avoid smoking & I wants to know how can I get rid from this habit? I trys many times to avoid smoking but all in vain I needs a proper solution to get rid from smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must keep trying again and again until you succeed. Everybody goes through the grind when giving up smoking: you are not alone. But you must persevere till you defeat this habit.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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