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Dr. Vishal Shavanth

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

650 at clinic
Dr. Vishal Shavanth MBBS Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vishal Shavanth is a trusted Psychiatrist in Bandra East, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS . You can visit him at Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vishal Shavanth and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir i'm a martial artist but I have a bad habit of tobacco of not chewing can it is harmful for me or not? I can take it 4 to 5 times nd may be above per day so please tell me its ok for my health or not?

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Chewing tobacco also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above chewing tobacco may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit chewing tobacco. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop chewing tobacco and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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What should I avoid doing to maintain my focussing level?

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist,
Hi Ability to focus is more to do with span of attention & concentration. Multitasking (like reading and checking updates online) is one thing you want to avoid to maintain your focus. In order to increase your ability to focus develop few habits. Make a to-do list of things you want to complete or accomplish. Prioritize & assign time limits for each. Take one task at a time. Plan atleast 1 gadget free hour, preferably towards the end of the day. Identify one habit/activity that instantly charge you up. Practice it more often. Identify the time of the day when you feel most energetic. Different people have different energy levels during various hours of the day/night. Take up your priority task in these hours. Staying organized helps you focus more on task @ hand. I hope it helps. Here is a link to my blog, take a look to find out more ways to plan, organized and remain focused. https://samyagdarshan.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/procrastination-evil-twin-of-success/ ALL THE BEST!!
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Whole body pain, feeling laziness, not able to sleep properly. I am taking medicines prescribed by the pharmacy. They are sleeping medicines which is making me more sleepy and feeling lazy. But the body pain is not getting over.

MBBS
General Physician,
Whole body pain, feeling laziness, not able to sleep properly. I am taking medicines prescribed by the pharmacy. They...
you should get your blood sugar level checked up these problems may be due to increased blood sugar level. it should be in the range of fasting blood sugar 70 to 80 mgm/dl and PP in the range of within 140mgm/dl if positive consult a medical specialist. for the time being you can take a tab paracetamol or calpol.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time pls 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time pls help...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to consult a psychologist for counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Dr, Me & My Besty are friends for 3 years. Even I know He loves me very much. But I don't feel good about this friendship. He wants me to make him feel special and be there for me whenever possible and I try my best. But he doesn't want to understand that Even I want that. He talks about "Change" and even keeping on it. But when I respond to this change with my behaviour he goes upset. What should I do? Thanks for Reading.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Your besty appears to be self focused than unconditional lover. You are trying to please him. Let him learn through counselling that both of you are important to maintain a relationship and not over expecting but to respect each other and overall be ready to sacrifice for each other. You need relationship counselling,
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CONSEQUENCES OF TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
CONSEQUENCES OF TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Consuming a thing repeatedly turns into a habit and leads to addiction. Nowadays, most of the people including the youngsters are consuming the alcohol and tobacco which is really harmful to health. Once they start consuming and make it a habit they start depending on it and get addicted to it. This addition later becomes so difficult and impossible to end up. The more they try to end up with the habit, the more feeble they turn out. It is very much important and essential for us to know what are the sequels and effects of tobacco and alcohol.

BAD SEQUELS OF THE ALCOHOL

It destroys the inner coating of the intestines, liver and stomach
Elongated intake of alcohol leads to dysfunction in some cases
It decreases the ability, power of the muscles and circulation which leads to depression of the heart
It mitigates the powers of intellectual and memory
BAD SEQUELS OF TOBACCO OR SMOKING

Intake of excessive tobacco or smoking leads to disease such as
Bronchiogenic Carcinoma
Ischaemic heart ailment which is a cardiovascular problem
Respiratory problems like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) and Chronic Bronchitis
Dental decay
Thromboangitis Obliterans and impotency
MEASURES TO OVERCOME ALCOHOL ADDICTION

In order to decrease the crave for alcohol drink a glass of orange juice before having breakfast or eat two to three oranges
Have two to three big cups of milk on a daily basis
Make tea using angelica herb three times in a day daily after having your meals
Take four to five dates, crush the dates and mix them in half a glass of water and drink this water twice daily for some months
Eat two or three apples in a day which will lessen the intoxication feeling which is caused by the alcohol

MEASURES TO OVERCOME THE DRUNKEN EFFECTS

Intake of frequent cold water
A tablespoon of honey three times in a day
Apply the cold cloth on the abdomen and head which reduces the intoxication
For those cases who vomit after consuming alcohol give them black coffee hot as much as he can drink
Mix three spoons of bitter guard juice in the buttermilk and drink it every morning for about a month
As we read this article we get to know that there are so many ways to overcome tobacco and alcohol addiction. So, it is never late even now. Follow the above tips and come out of the addiction though it may be a bit difficult but will give you the best results by making you lead a happy and a healthy life.

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My wife is suffering with parkinson disease since 8 years and she conducted the deep brain stimulation surgery in 2 months back still she is suffering with right knee legaments damage and unable to walk - can you please suggest me for this solution - murthy.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Let her take anti parkinson medicines. Check bp diabetes any cholesterol abnormalities. And treat accordingly
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I always can't remember think perfect I always forget think and my mind always go for many thinking in which I have been looser for such thing. I don't have confident in myself I always think that I am a looser.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Maintain daily diary in which you have to write the schedule for the day who helps you to remember the work of the day. Take one almond in early in the morning which helps for sharp memory.
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I am a 22 year old boy, in a long term relationship. Since 5 years. Everything was normal till 3 years but since last 2 years I had been suffering from anxiety and a bit depression. The problem is that I hav become emotionless. I do not feel those emotions which once made me smile, made me cry, made me excited, neither in my relationship nor with anyone else. What could be the reason.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 22 year old boy, in a long term relationship. Since 5 years.
Everything was normal till 3 years but since last...
Three years ago you were in late adolescence and obviously that it the last time some unresolved childhood issue will surface looking for a resolution. I feel that you need to go for counseling and explore what that issue is: I suspect from your description that it has to do with some rejection. The loss of affect may have to do with a defense against dealing with feelings. Kindly explore this with the counselor and you will find a lot of relief.
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I am studying in class 12 and I want some vitamins so that I can concentrate on study. I am not able to concentrate on study, I feel tiredness, lazy ness and I have little bit increase in eye power but I am wearing low power glass what should I do to live life effectively. Please suggest 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
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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Hello doctor I wanted to ask one question please help me does gay people are born that way or its psychological problem? And if it is psychological problem then how to overcome it? please help me I am in depression and I never attracted to girls I wanted to be a straight person. Does it mean actually people are gay or its just the thoughts? If we remove these thoughts and add heterosexual thoughts then the problem will be solved?

BHMS, MD HOM.
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello doctor I wanted to ask one question please help me does gay people are born that way or its psychological probl...
Yes its not inborn. Its psychological and can be treated with Homeopathy. To treat it Start with Homeopathic medicine:-- Lycopodium 1M 1dose at night before going to bed. Take medicine as advised. Consult in private.
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If we will eat tobacco what will our health become means for example we are a healthy person he has a friend and hiS friend is an unhealthy person so his friend offers him to eat tobacco and he eats it what will happen to him? And the same I did what will happen to 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
If we will eat tobacco what will our health become means for example we are a healthy person he has a friend and hiS ...
Dear lybrate user. Eating chewing tobacco once or twice may not be harmful for the body. But continuous usage and addiction cause various health problems and diseases such as throat, mouth cancer. Take care.
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Hello one of my friend is smoking from past 2 years what will be the effect if he leave smoking now suddenly. Or whats the way to stop?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the way to give up smoking anyway: suddenly and immediately. The effects will be just great but depending on the amount of cigarettes he smokes, there will be a withdrawal reaction. That can be countered by some substitution methods that are useful and eases the withdrawal. His decision to want to quit is very welcome and you must do all you can to encourage and support him. Here are the ways to stop the smoking: first of all it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! when he decides, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since he wants to do it I recommend that he seeks the help of a counselor and do it with support. He needs to identify with why he smokes: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. He may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because he has become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may join smokers anonymous in his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep him 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 he has quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. To help process all of the above and to get support, let him go for counseling and persevere with it until he is completely over it.
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I can't memories my studying subjects, all are forgotten by attending exam. I feel very bad to studying. What is remedy for my problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Check your blood CBC, TSH, serum ferritin and inform me as some diseases like anemia, thyroid diseases have to be ruled out. Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make Your Own Study Notes Taking Notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind Mapping A good Mind Map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation. ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flashcards Using Flashcards is a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is I always or I frequently get very angry as well as aggressive in small fights or even when somebody do not complete my wish etc so now I wanna know that is this is the symptom of any mental illness or not.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
Dear Sid, it is quite common for few people especially at your age. So, kindly ignore the same. Enjoy your childhood. Do practice pranayama techniques.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
There is no safe limit for alcohol. And yes as you grow old, your metabolism changes, and how your body reacts with alcohol changes,
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I'm getting stressed because of some financial problems at home. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. So what is the solution for this?

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
I'm getting stressed because of some financial problems at home. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. So what ...
The tile which you are loosing now, will not come back, problem comes and goes, but it shouldn't disturb your studies. Be patience, study well.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
FEELING ANXIOUS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

1. Worrying creates more problems; faith transforms. No amount of worry will change the situation. It will only you feeling experiences that you need to help you transform into the best version of yourself.

2. Keep going; everything happens for a reason. Even if you feel that life is merely one problem after another, all of these difficulties only serve to test us and make us stronger. They enable us to handle future situations in a better way, and teach us valuable lessons about life. Without struggles, we would not experience growth as human beings.
3. Pain is temporary. Any situation never lasts forever, whether that be a bad breakup, financial struggles, family arguments, or other issues. No matter what you might be going through, console yourself by remembering that you have control over your emotions. You can choose to see the positive in any situation, and change the pain into an opportunity for growth.

4. There is purpose in your pain. Spiritual teachers in the past commonly advised that we attract what we feel and what we are, so any bad situaCREATES tion we face is often the product of our own thoughts and feelings. This may not always hold true, but many times any difficult situation can be looked at as a valuable learning tool and an experience to test our highest selves. Remember that the problem isn’t a problem actually, its your attitude towards it, that causes the problem.

5. Take a minute to pray or to channel positive energy. No matter what you might face, try to look at the bright side of the situation and call on your guru, GOD or seer for higher wisdom. They will help ease your frustration or anxiety about the experience, and calm your energy so you can better handle the situation. Prayer will put things into perspective and remind you that everything on Earth works in mysterious cosmic ways which we can’t always understand.

6. Other people’s problems are not yours. If you have a strong sense of helping others, you probably feel its your duty to help solve everyone else’s problems. However, this can leave you feeling drained at the end of the day, and others might start seeing you as their support system, that they can call at all hours of the night. While showing compassion and support for others is important, you need to find balance between helping others and helping yourself.

7. Maybe you should do exactly what you’re afraid of doing. The only way to experience growth is to leave the comfort zone behind. Sometimes you need to test your limits and throw caution to the wind in order to know your true capabilities. You might discover newfound passions and totally new sides of yourself that you never knew before by overcoming your greatest fears. Surely, if you want to learn to swim, you will have to enter the pool or the river.

8. The bad days allow you to appreciate the good ones even more. Without bad days, you wouldn’t even recognize the good ones as “good,” because you would only have a limited perspective to go by! The funny thing about life is that we can’t know pleasure without pain, happiness without sadness, success without failures, and so on. We live in a dualistic reality, meaning we experience opposite ends of the same spectrum in most aspects of life. Appreciate the full experience that this human realm can offer, because often the worst occurrences unveil the best lessons.

9. Remember that you have a LOT of influence and power over your life.You don’t have to become a victim of circumstance or succumb to defeat; you have total control over your life and can easily turn a bad situation into a good one. Keep in mind that rainbows only show up after a storm, so you must bear with the storm in order to recognize the lessons it holds. If you let yourself get into a negative mindset, you will fall into a victim mentality once again. Resolve to keep your mood up despite your current situation, and the negativity will not have any power over you anymore.

10. Don’t worry, we all have ups and downs. Just look up and keep going.The next time you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of modern life, just remember that you and millions of others are in the same boat. The best thing to do is to actively create a life you love, and the pressures won’t seem so enormous anymore. Keep calm and carry on.





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i am jobless since 2 years so everyone wanted to tell me some or the other thing I feel bad and sometimes even broke down and always I feel like committing suicide or escape from home. I always wanted to be alone and don' t want to marry anyone.please do help.

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 , I would like to know why you are unable to find a job for you? there are plenty of job available outside. Either you are looking for a job which is beyond your qualification or you are looking for status. Think and come below. You should get a job for lesser salary and you could be happy with that. At least, you have a job. Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Your" no job situation" is your disappointment. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am 40 years old, and have depression since 3 years. I have been taking Cipralex 5mg. Does homeopathy have a 100%remedy for depression? If yes, please guide me. Thank. You.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I am 40 years old, and have depression since 3 years. I have been taking Cipralex 5mg. Does homeopathy have a 100%rem...
Simple answer no! homeopathy or for that matter any other form of treatment (ayurveda, unani) does not have 100% cure for depression. Your dose of cipralex is too low! with proper medicine doses & certain lifestyle modifications, you can get better for sure! good luck.
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