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Dr. Vihang Vahia

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Vihang Vahia Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vihang Vahia is an experienced Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Dr. Vihang Vahia@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vihang Vahia on Lybrate.com.

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I am 47 year male. I have a pain in my left abdomen (Colic) since three years. Ultrasound reports found OK. Doctors say no problem, But why the pain? How can I get cure.

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Cardiologist, Jaipur
I am 47 year male. I have a pain in my left abdomen (Colic) since three years. Ultrasound reports found OK. Doctors s...
Hello. As per your fine details. And past h/o lithotrypsy. There can be a minute clot or some hematoma giving a trouble and compression. I suggest you to undergo a detailed mri of abdomen. Focusing left flank. Can do a contrast mri also.
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Im 25 year old n ive been smoking marijuana from past 9 years how long wil I live.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have no idea, and neither can anyone else have because it depends on a lot of other factors also. So instead of worrying about numbers and death, just give it up and live well and happily.
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My husband had extra marital affair. But now he said all is over. But I am unable to trust him. All the time when he is out I thought that he is with that lady. This thinking is spoiling my life, our relation also our kids suffering what should I do?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Dear , relax! I understand how you must be feeling. I understand its difficult to trust in such conditions. But your imagination will definitely will spoil things. Don't feel rejected or dejected or ditched or feeling of being fooled. Sometimes such affairs just happen. These are insignificant events of life. Take charge of your life. And stay happy try to behave normally, meet any counsellor face to face.
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Hi Doctor, Often I get nervous and afraid while interacting with group of people. I keep on thinking what I will say in front of some group of people. It is disturbing me a lot. It looks like I am suffering from social anxiety. sometime I even feel pain in my chest. Doctor, please suggest me how to treat this. Thanks a lot.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi Doctor,
Often I get nervous and afraid while interacting with group of people. I keep on thinking what I will say ...
Hi, you need medication as well as psychotherapy for this. Practice mindfulness: The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
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Sir, I need consultation on my love marriage with my cousin. Our parents are opposing it severely. I am very depressed no hope of life. If you can deal this type cases let me know. Please help me.

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
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I need consultation on my love marriage with my cousin. Our parents are opposing it severely. I am very depresse...
Dear lybrate user. If you want to marry your cousin against the wish of your parents, go ahead. Or else, wait and try to convince them. It may take time, but your parents are bound to agree. Take care.
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Its been a week, i'm feeling weakness, feeling cold and body is paining but I do not have fever, I have bad head ache too. Red dots on skin. What should I do?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Its been a week, i'm feeling weakness, feeling cold and body is paining but I do not have fever, I have bad head ache...
1. Keep yourself hydrated. 2. Get extra rest for some days till you feel more energetic. 3. Avoid watching television for long hours. Indulge in relaxing activities. 4. Avoid stress and too much physical exertion. 5. Take a nutritious diet with more protein items in homemade food like soya, sprouts, dals, paneer, milk, seasonal fruits. 6. Do light physical activity, meditation and yoga. 7. Take one good multivitamin tablet after food for 7 days.
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Hello sir, I am 27 year old male. I have a strange problem which suffers me a lot mentally. My thoughts are not healthy and not constant. It seems my mind habituated to think negatively in every single thought. Give a situation, my mind use to think of negative side of it. May be this is the reason why i am very low in confidence and i am not able memorize what i read. Also i am not as energetic as others who are of my age. I am always dull and could not concentrate on anything. Please suggest any remedies. Thank you

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
We are all creatures of habit. If you form a regular pattern of thinking in the negative, then that is what you will tend to do. Perhaps it gives you satisfaction to be negatively oriented. Of course this will make you miserable because you are so focused on what is not there than what is there. You must now cultivate a positive outlook. Willfully chose to see the good side of things in life. This is a practice that will get perfect over a period of time, if you are consistent. You can see that it is demoralizing you, and you are suffering from memory problems. I have some exercises that will help. Exercise the positive by talking to someone and ask them to confront you each time you focus on the negative aspect. I don?t know if you are critical too. That will cause a social problem of isolation because people will not like to be with you or befriend you. This will then disturb you and make you more negative ? a vicious circle. Is this a family trait or where there influences in your upbringing that has contributed to this tendency. If so, work with a counselor to find the cause and to deal with it.
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Mujhe kuch month se toilet baar baar aa raha tha mane Dr. Se consult kiya 2 times ultrasound, blood test , urine culture, urine test all are normal mane phir urologist ko dikhaya unhone bataya anxiety ho gya hai Mujhe jab sleep aa jaye tho koi problem nahi hoti morning ma utho phir wahi baar baar toilet jana hamesa toilet mehsus rehna abhi kuch day tak sahi laga ab two days se phir wahi problem , baar baar toilet aana kya mujhe anxiety ho gya hai. Please provide me medicine I thankful to you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Mujhe kuch month se toilet baar baar aa raha tha mane Dr. Se consult kiya 2 times ultrasound, blood test , urine cult...
Dear lybrate user...A person with anxiety disorder usually presents with anxiety in almost all the ares of life and thus you may be anxious and worrysome for your routine chores and would have feeling of being at the edge always. Anxiety expresses itself in a lot many ways including the one you have mentioned. If your anxiety get controlled, your problem will get solved. For medications for anxiety get in touch.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
FEELING ANXIOUS? MODIFY YOUR THOUGHTS AND FIND PEACE AND FREEDOM
Pradeep was a loving husband, but he always felt anxious that his marriage wouldn't last too long. He dreamt of losing his job, a bad divorce case, children separating from him and him living alone. He would sweat, have sleepless nights and often get up breathless from his nightmares. He made sure that he dropped his wife to work everyday and in office he would do anything to please his seniors. As a result he would be tired, didn't get time to relax and became a pain for his wife. This made him more anxious as his boss would often load him with work and his wife fought with him for family time.
But the divorce never happened because he had a good relationship with not only his wife but even with his in laws and on top of that he had a flourishing career. If Pradeep had only recognised that his in laws loved him for his soft and gentle nature and his wife loved him for his caring and supportive attitude, and that his company had recently given him a promotion out of turn, he wouldn't have needed to fret so much about a broken marriage. And he needn't have experienced domestic strife and his boss's wrath.
Anxious people often misdiagnose the risk in a situation and feel a constant threat to themselves and their wellbeing, which often lands them in more trouble as they try to avoid feeling anxious at all costs by avoiding situations and behaving in a manner which creates more anxiety.
Do you tend to believe and think in similar ways and act which makes you further anxious? Check below for dysfunctional beliefs and thoughts and a more mature way of modifying your thoughts which can help you do a realistic risk assessment and efficient behaviours leading to peace and freedom.

1. I KNOW WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN:
Most anxious people deny holding this belief However many people spend their entire lives worrying about future predictions they have made which never come true. They have wrongly predicted the future with such conviction that they ruin any chance they may have had of finding peace of mind. Think about the things that have worried you over the years. The things you got most worked up about? How many of them actually came true no matter how convinced you were that they would? Anxiety is almost always based upon unconscious fortune telling.
A more helpful belief may be:
I can make an educated guess - a projection about what is likely to happen and then make plans to avoid catastrophe. Then I can stop worrying about it.

2. IF I THINK THEN IT HAS TO BE TRUE:
Once again most people deny holding this belief. On a conscious, rational level they know that thoughts are only thoughts. Unconsciously however anxious people become so convinced of the ‘truth' of their thoughts that they stop being able to rationalize at all.A more helpful belief may be:
I can measure my thoughts objectively against the evidence and decide whether to accept or reject them. I don't have to believe everything I consider.

3. IT IS UNBEARABLE WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
This is called catastrophic thinking and it's one of the fastest ways there is to destroy your peace of mind. After all, let's face it, things go wrong on a very regular basis. If you hold this belief then of course you're going to worry. You may be very objective in your assessment of the situation - the fact that things do often go wrong - but the way you interpret that likelihood will give rise to anxiety. It's important to get things into perspective.
A more helpful belief may be:
Things often don't turn out the way I'd like them to. However it's the little adversities in life that help me grow. Problems can be used to make me better - not bitter. I'm a resourceful human being with the ability to deal with most things so long as I think clearly about the problem and keep my anxious thoughts under control.

4. I MUST AVOID STRESS AT ALL COSTS:
Most people are surprised to learn that avoiding stress is one of the worst things we can do. Anxiety management is a skill and it takes practice. If we avoid stress we miss out on the practice and so we never learn to deal with it. What's worse, we actually lose the coping skills we already have and so, over time we become more and more anxious.
A more helpful belief may be:
Life is full of stress but this can be overcome by thinking about it logically and taking positive action to change things for the better.

5. I HAVE TO BE IN CONTROL TO BE SAFE:
This belief is not only wrong it's dangerous. Total control is impossible for anyone to achieve. There are always too many possibilities, too many things which may go wrong. If your peace of mind depends upon control you'll never stop worrying.
A more helpful belief may be:
I can control my own actions and responses to the world. That's as much as anyone can ever do. It's enough because if I can control myself (and my thoughts) I can survive and actually grow from just about anything.

6. I CAN THINGS THAT CAN'T BE CHANGED:
Unless you're superhuman you can't. Remember that anxiety is part of our natural defence mechanism. It's a call to action. It alerts us to the fact that something is wrong and gives us the opportunity to change it. It has no place in situations which cannot be changed. Nevertheless how many of us worry about things which happened in the past for example - things which can never be changed. If you worry about past events instead of planning to overcome future problems you're not only wasting your time you're destroying your quality of life and, on one level at least, asking the impossible of yourself - to change what cannot be changed.
A more helpful belief may be:
There are some things which I cannot change. It's better to concentrate upon what I can achieve instead of worrying pointlessly about the things I cannot. To put it another way:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed; The courage to change the things which can be changed and the wisdom to know the difference.

If you have questions, please click on "consult"
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How to reduce stress?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
How to reduce stress?
Meditation is the best way to release stress, secondly, yoga. And thirdly, which works in almost all the patients is: sleep with legs raised up from waist and head low position making 90 degree angle for 10 mins, will definitely release stress and make you sleep too.
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One of my Female Friend is suffering form huge depression for being married as very one in her family are blaming her, and the younger one already had been married, she had boyfriend too but he's not able to marry her due to her family reason. And due to depression she also suffering many health issues now she has detected with Maigrain kindly let me how can we help her to get out this

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Obviously she is unable to decide or get over the conflict. She need to decide and grow and accept that she has responsibility to currrent commitment and accept the narcissistic injury. She may take Headst one a day if necessary and antidepressant for migraine and depression for 3 months and supportive psychotherapy.
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Hi, I am hyperactive these days when I stopped medicine like riswel plus kind of prescription. Now I lost the job due to this.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That is very unfortunate. What made you to stop your medication. Please see your doctor and start your medicines again. Also counselling can be helpful in hyperactivity. Do try yoga, meditation to help you feel more calmer and grounded.
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I do not chew my food enough. I always forget to do it. What to do? What happens if food is not chewed enough?

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
Dear lybrate user. Chewing food helps it to mix with saliva and the food also gets a pasty form. Saliva has many digestive components in it. Therefore chewing the food I always considered better. But, even if you do not chew enough cooked food, there may not be much difference. Our digestive system is strong enough to digest many things even without cooking. Take care.
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Signs of Severe Anxiety and Coping Mechanism

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Signs of Severe Anxiety and Coping Mechanism

Do you have a habit of getting too anxious about minor matters? Is your severe anxiety hampering the smooth functioning of your daily life? Is anxiety giving you headaches, causing insomnia and making you paranoid? All these conditions imply that you are suffering from anxiety disorder. There are several types of anxiety disorders with various symptoms, and there are effective treatment procedures for curing them as well.

Signs and symptoms of severe anxiety/ anxiety disorder: The signs of anxiety disorder vary from person to person, but one common major symptom is severe fear, tension and worry even in petty situations.

Emotional symptoms:

The common emotional symptoms except fear and tension include the following:

  1. Feelings of great apprehension or a dread feeling
  2. Problem with concentration
  3. Feeling overly tensed
  4. Always anticipating the worst in any situation
  5. Feeling restless and irritable
  6. Watching out for danger signs in everything
  7. Feeling mentally blank

Physical symptoms:

Anxiety is much more than being just a feeling and several physical symptoms are observed as a result of the body's response to severe anxiety. The most common physical symptoms are as follows:

  1. A pounding heart
  2. Excessive sweating
  3. An upset or dizzy stomach
  4. Enhanced urge for urination and diarrhea
  5. Breathing problems
  6. Muscle tension
  7. Feeling twitches and tremors
  8. Severe headache and excess fatigue
  9. Sleeplessness or insomnia

Coping with severe anxiety:

In order to cope with anxiety disorder, you should follow these tips:

  1. You should connect with other people as being lonely or isolated may trigger your anxiety. Meet friends or join support groups. You should share your feelings with a loved one to ease the anxiety.
  2. You must start undertaking relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing. These help in reducing your anxiety and make you feel relaxed.
  3. Regular exercise and work out is a natural stress buster and relieves anxiety. Practice different types of exercises strictly every day.
  4. You must get sufficient sleep as lack of sleep boosts your feelings of anxiety and tension. You should get nine hours of undisturbed sleep every night.
  5. You should reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine products, which worsen your anxiety.
  6. You must train your mind to stay calm. The habit of needless worrying must be brought under control. You can undertake strategies such as creating a worry period, challenging the thoughts of anxiety and accepting uncertainty in life.

The self-help strategies for coping with severe anxiety can be quite effective. In some cases, fear and anxiety attacks become very severe and cause great distress in a person's life. In such cases, professional help is required. Certain behavior therapies can be undertaken for eliminating severe anxiety.

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My father lives now with high depression. So please Give proper suggestions. For him to lives normally.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My father lives now with high depression. So please Give proper suggestions. For him to lives normally.
Please take you father to a Psychiatirst. He needs medication and therapy (counselling) as well. Please do not leave him alone. Highly depressed person is likely to commit suicide. Encourage him to talk to a Counsellor which will reduce his sad and hopeless feelings. Medication along with therapy will help him to live normal life.
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To get rid of smoking he is chewing nicotine gum for the last one year. Can chewing nicotine gum affect his health.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, he must stop chewing nicotine gum and see whats the effect. If he has stopped smoking or not. Otherwise take daphne indica 1x (dr wilmar shawbe, german) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day for 30 days.
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I have red eyes for 4 days doctor please help me and I have body pain so please help me doctor.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have red eyes for 4 days doctor please help me and I have body pain so please help me doctor.
Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red .There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about.Consult ur local eye specilist to see what is the cause
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I am 40 years old My hands are shaking while writing and stress in fingers, writing is not good 2) efforts and tension to submit reports to higher officers 3) fear of misunderstanding others office staff to become good in all staff 4) after office hours I am thinking only office matters to complete early and accurately intime kindly suggest me for relief techniques.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am 40 years old My hands are shaking while writing and stress in fingers, writing is not good
2) efforts and tensio...
Dear , you are having anxious avoidant personality traits. Actually it is in your personality. It is not an illness but a nature. You have become like this over a period of decades and there is little chances of change. These type of persons try to complete the given task before time, they will start much ahead of the desired time to avoid fear of incompletion. They are very good subordinates and keep their boss very happy, at the sake of own peace and leisure. You may relieve yourself a little by following ways:- 1. Let others share the burden. You should delegate the responsibility among your subordinates 2. Take help of your colleagues. Many a time when you are overburdened a little help from a colleague may ease the situation. It has to be learn to ask for help from others. 3. Consult a psychiatrist, who may assess you in details and prescribe few anxiolytic medicines for some time to reduce your anxiety level. All the best.
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I am 20 year old young guy having a problem of high instability of thinking and controlling my self. What should I 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 am 20 year old young guy having a problem of high instability of thinking and controlling my self. What should I do?
Dear , the duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Please provide me with more information and post a private question. I will help you with this. Take care.
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