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Dr. Vihang.N.Vahia

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I am having some problem with my memory and forgetting all things. I need your help for this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.

I feel fear always that may something happen to me. May I suffered by bad disease. That started after I start hypertension medication. I am taking concor5. How I can feel well.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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I feel fear always that may something happen to me. May I suffered by bad disease. That started after I start hyperte...
You should probably get your counseling done. You have to let go. Trust is very important. Trust destiny/god and leave it unto it. You should realize it is just a negative imagination, which brings anxiety and ill-health.

My friend done sex during past. Now she doing marriage should her husband known about her. That she already done sex. 6 years ago she done sex.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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As far as possible it is better that her marital relationship is based on trust. So it would be ideal to share her past subject to the following: if he cannot handle it, it is better not to tell him. If he may come to know through someone else, it is better he is told. Even if he is able to handle it, he must not misuse it later to harass her and if she is sure he won?t go ahead. Since it happened a long time ago, it may also be okay not to share it especially if she is has gotten over it, and that person will not spill the beans due to some animosity. Any way her husband will come to know that she is not a virgin! How will she explain that? Well, there are many husbands today who are not too particular about your past or your virginity. You could always say you lost it in the process of playing games! Even if she wants to share, let her make it appear that it is all over and that she has no feelings towards that person. There is no need to share any details. However, the husband may start getting too curious after hearing a little and may want to know more. Then she will know that he may have some difficulty and so it is better not to share at all in such a case (but then it might be too late. So think well in advance). If she is over that relationship most husbands are able to handle it. But be careful: she need not share everything about her past where it not necessary. It is okay to keep some secrets that will not harm the relationship. She could tell the husband that her past is the past and she does not want to spoil the present with anything that can be misunderstood and that she loves him and that is what matters.

I am a 19 yr old female and I am addicted to alcohol. Whenever I don't drink I feel like I cannot breathe properly. What should I do?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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If you want you can. You are totally addicted to alcohol and it needs continuous counselling and some ayurveda treatment.

It is known that alcohol is injurious for health. But is there any permissible limits of its intake in Indian context. Please advise.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Two small peg of 30 ml once or twice a week is not considered that harmful. But it should be of good quality.

I am suffering from anxiety for over 4 weeks. What should I do? Please tell best medications exercises?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I am suffering from anxiety for over 4 weeks. What should I do? Please tell best medications exercises?
Homoeopathic treatment ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily ALPHA T.S Drops ( Wilmar Schwab India) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ----During acute anxious state of mind start take ACONITE 200 1-2 drop direct on tongue every 5-10 minutes until symptoms subsides. Shruti the above medicines will help you 100% but always keep one thing in mind that Anxiety at your age has a solid cause and to beat this anxiety it is important to remove that cause from your life. I want that you adopt naturopathy in your life style nd for that I will recommend you to do BHRAMARI PRANAYAM daily morning as this Pranayam is a very good stress burster nd relieve you from anxiety related problems. 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each little finger near a nostril 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. 4.Use your Little fingers to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. 5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat three times Tips • Always do what is most comfortable for you. If any of these exercises makes you feel light-headed or uncomfortable, stop or slow down immediately. Take breaks often as necessary. • If you have a medical condition, consult with your doctor before doing pranayama. For example, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, labored breathing, a hernia, or any other condition that could be exacerbated by especially fast, deep, or intense breathing, you may have to modify or skip some of the following exercises. • Make sure your nose isn’t stuffy. Nostril breathing is crucial in yoga, so if you have a head cold, you won’t be able to complete these exercise. • Don’t suck in your gut. Unless otherwise noted, it’s important that you relax your stomach muscles when doing yoga breathing exercises; when they’re held tight like a corset, you can’t take oxygen as deeply into your lungs. •If you prefer to do Pranayam in the evening, do it on an empty stomach; keep a several-hour gap between your meals and Pranayam. •Sit comfortably with your spine erect. You can sit in the traditional lotus position or simply make yourself comfortable in a chair. For additional tips, •It’s preferable to practice Pranayam in the morning.

M 30 year old unmarried, I always feel body pain, in morning when I wake up that time I feel too lazy n feel very weakness and pain in both legs. Please suggest me what can I do. Thankfully Abu zafar.

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Physiotherapist
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M 30 year old unmarried, I always feel body pain, in morning when I wake up that time I feel too lazy n feel very wea...
Dear user. It is common to get body pains and feel lazy after getting from sleep. Check out for your vitamin and calcium levels in your body. Due to weakness you feel pain. Take some vitamin pills and do excercises in the early morning to avoid weakness.

My father is 74 years old, he forgets everything like where he worked, what is home address etc, now days he wants to go out of the house frequently, once he had gone and didn`t returned one whole night, luckly we found him, what is his problem and treatment also.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath
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Usually in old age, gradually memory power vl b decreased, along vth the decline in activity of brain function. But here, your father's condition, v can think of more rapid decline. Diseases like geriatric dementia (its a c/o related to memory loss in old age, alzheimer's, parkinson's disease r other any other neurological c/o shouldb excluded, where dopamine levels gradually come down. So, once take your father to show a neurologist to get ptoper check up, so that the diagnosis could b done, accordingly the t/talso as per requiremnt. Dont delay.

Due to smoking unable get in sex. Any treatment and exercise. I want to quick smoking. Tried due to circumstances still on. We need kid pls help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Of course your sex life will be effected if you continue to smoke. So quitting and immediately and promptly is the best advice I can give you. You must do a lot of exercises: one of which is called kegel and you can find more if you google this name. There are too many harmful effects because of smoking. But here are a few to ruminate up on with the intention of either making you stop or to never start again. It has more than 7000 chemical substances most of which are harmful. It affects your stamina, breathing, forms skin wrinkles; Bad for your heart, bad for bad cholesterol, it can lead to strokes, dental problems, eye problems, cancer, brain cell death, vascular problems, throat problems, voice difficulties, etc. The list is quite endless. It is so bad that there is an international battle to dissuade smoking. Each cigarette you smoke has an effect on your erectile capacity: the nicotine in the cigarette is a vasoconstrictor i.e. it narrows the blood vessels to constrict the blood flow. The erection of the penis is caused by an extra flow of blood to the penis along with a shut down valve that facilitates its engorgement. This action will be compromised. Your BP rises with every cigarette you smoke. But to me the biggest danger is that, in time, dependence and tolerance will develop so that you will want more cigarettes in order to have the same effect as when you started smoking with only one or two. Now, the bluff that we all went through when we were teens was this belief (really a denial) that, if we want, we can stop at any time we choose. That unfortunately does not work: it is a deceptive bluff. The fortunate thing about giving up smoking is that you can reverse most of the damage by giving up at any time: the sooner the better, however.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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.

How I cure my 12 years son's bed wet and stammering problem, please suggest me?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Stammering. Speech therapy. Limit fluid intake after dinner. Make him do urine same time middle of night. Do not let him sleep on tummy.

I panic or feared whenever someone give me some task. How to overcome this problem through some exercise.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I panic or feared whenever someone give me some task. How to overcome this problem through some exercise.
Having feelings of extreme fear or anxiety on seeing difficult tasks an be a part of generalised anxiety disorder. This can be treated with behaviour therapies and counselling, medications may be started as required. Consult a psychiatrist for help ans assiatnce.

How to stop daily masturbation habit. And how to reduce stress, anxiety, depression.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist
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How to stop daily masturbation habit. And how to reduce stress, anxiety, depression.
Dear lybrate-user, masturbation is a normal physiological sign of you growing up. When your testosterone level is high when you mature to manhood, you feel the urge to masturbate. Though biologically mature at 16-18 years sociologically or economically you are mature to get married. So accept that masturbation proves that you are a man and it is a normal outlet before marriage. So you may not need treatment for stopping masturbation. You need treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, etc. See and try the health tips to reduce them. Otherwise consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist.

I do smoke lot doctor can you please suggest me how to stop smoking. I tried a lots of time. When I stop smoking coughing started continuously. Please suggest.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist
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Hi. I understand your concerns. Stop smoking before it causes you any more harm. It should be done best with will power. Or consult a pulmonologist for the same. You might be having bronchitis due to smoking injury that is the reason for your cough. You will need to undergo pulmonary function test which is needed for diagnosis and also to assess severity of bronchitis based on which treatemnt can be started. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.

Hi doctor, I am very emotional and got the problem like anxiety, palpitation, stress on small issues. So please suggest.

MSc, PGDGC
Psychologist
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Hi doctor, I am very emotional and got the problem like anxiety, palpitation, stress on small issues. So please suggest.
Hi we have no control on others behavior and their attitude, it's better we need modify our expectations to others. Do some deep breathing exercise, jpmr and visualization for emotional comfort. Eat balanced food, include sunlight exposure in the early morning, drink amla juice, betroot juice, aswagantha soornam, on daily basis. Regards

I am chewing tobacco since 2 years. How to avoid chewing the tobacco. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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If it is Hans and gutkha products, they are both very dangerous. I am so glad that your intention is to quit these habits. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Both are tobacco products and will therefore have addictive components to them. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have two products which are both conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco 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 consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. You need to 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 tobacco drive reduces, substantially. Both will help but I am inclined to favor the gum because it is an oral habit and it will occupy the mouth just as though you were still chewing tobacco. When you want it will be easier to give up the gum. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-users for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. 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.

I have been suffering from bipolar disorder Seiziure (depression ) for 1 1 year please help me out with this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I have been suffering from bipolar disorder Seiziure (depression ) for 1 1 year please help me out with this.
It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your 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 you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You 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 you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are 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. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i. E. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.

My hole body is paining. What should I do right now?

MBBS
General Physician
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My hole body is paining. What should I do right now?
Hello, Body pain may be due to 1. fever 2. abrupt start or stop of exercise 3. Any other medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem 4. Vit D deficiency 5. Multimineral and vitamin Deficiency 6.Stress/ anxiety 7. Over exertion (physical and mental) Kindly measure your temperature and tell me reading take mental and physical rest bathing also reduce body pain Kindly consult Physician for further management

I have taken alprax from last two nights and still I was not able to sleep, I wish to know that I hope I am not in depression but it is true that I am not able to face reality in life and I am loosing my will each day to fight against struggles which I am going through.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist
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I have taken alprax from last two nights and still I was not able to sleep, I wish to know that I hope I am not in de...
Dear lybrate user, loosing sleep for 2 nights does not mean you are depressed. Please avoid self medication, it is harmful. You are definable under lot of stress. Your mind is disturbed. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to face the realities of life. Acceptance is not easy. But please remember that life is full of challenges and the situations in life keep changing. So even if you are going through hard time in your life right now, this will change. You need to understand what exactly is bothering you and what are your options. Every challenge help you to grow personally. I guess you are feeling stuck at this point of time in your life. It is advisable to consult a counsellor who will help you in resolving your issues rationally. Take care.

I am feeling very low these days. I don't smoke cigarettes but I drink sometimes. What are the adverse affects of drinking more please tell if there are some good effects.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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Take nat mur 200 2 doses (1 in morning and then in evening). And then consult me again after 10 days. In between feel free to consult me again.
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