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Dt. Vaishali Ratnam

Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, Diabetes Educator

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

9 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dt. Vaishali Ratnam Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, Diabetes Educator Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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Dt. Vaishali Ratnam is a trusted Dietitian/Nutritionist in Goregaon, Mumbai. She has over 9 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, Diabetes Educator . You can meet Dt. Vaishali Ratnam personally at eatplaylive in Goregaon, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Vaishali Ratnam on Lybrate.com.

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Masters in Food Science and Nutrition - SNDT - 2009
Diabetes Educator - DENMARK - 2010

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Ways To Manage Hysterectomy With Ayurveda!

Ayurveda Clinic
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ways To Manage Hysterectomy With Ayurveda!

A surgical procedure, in which a woman's uterus is removed is referred to as a hysterectomy. The need for this operation can arise due to various reasons, which include:

  1. Development of uterine fibroids that are painful and accompanied by bleeding and other associated symptoms
  2. Uterine prolapse, which is characterised by a shifting of the position of the uterus, wherein it enters the vaginal canal
  3. Ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or endometrial cancer
  4. Vaginal bleeding that cannot be characterised as normal
  5. Endometriosis
  6. Development of a condition, in which the uterus thickens and is known as adenomyosis
  7. Chronic pain in the pelvic region

In Ayurveda, the uterus is associated with the Pitta dosha (fire element), and is considered to be a storehouse of metabolic fire. In fact, this is the reason why after a hysterectomy is performed, a woman generally loses the zest for life along with her creativity and feels demotivated, depressed, sentimental or lethargic. But Ayurveda can help in regaining your vitality post hysterectomy. Here's how:

The role of Ayurveda in hysterectomy:

In Ayurveda, the greatest healer of hysterectomy is the herb Shatavari (asparagus racemosus). This herb is known to balance out the Pitta Dosha, which is associated with the uterus. Not only that, this herb, whose name roughly means "a woman who has a 100 husbands," is extremely vital in reducing stress and in increasing Ojas (or vitality). It also helps in building stamina and increasing strength post surgery, while helping in maintaining a normal hormonal balance. A woman will also experience an increase in her Sattva (or positivity) with the help of this herb. 

However, just after surgery, a woman is advised to have arjuna and turmeric as they are enriched with healing properties. A combination of other herbs along with Shatavari can help in calming the mind and keep fluctuating emotions in check. These other herbs include saffron, aloe vera, calamus, gotu kola, bhringraj, and brahmi rasayana or jatamansi. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Hi sir I am 24 years old but I am not looking as 24 years old because my growth is stop. So what I do.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi sir  I am 24 years old but I am not looking as  24 years old because my growth is stop.
So what I do.
Generally, one's height is determined by the genes they inherit from the parents. 1. There is also no quick fix for the same. While, taking proper nutrition and increasing the intake of calcium rich foods can help in height growth. 2. Regular exercises, stretching regimes and maintaining the right posture can help as well. It is advisable to walk as tall as you possible as correct posture promote height growth. You can also take ashwagandha powder (2-2 tsp) twice a day and lakshadi guggul (1-1 tabs) twice a day with warm water.
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Hello, I workout daily about 1 hour and I have been doing this for 2 month but I don't see any muscle growth in my body. Please suggest me some testosterone booster or some other supplements.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hello, I workout daily about 1 hour and I have been doing this for 2 month but I don't see any muscle growth in my bo...
For muscle mass increase, intake of protein needs to be improved in diet. Good dietary protein sources include- dairy products (milk, curd, buttermilk, lassi, channa/paneer), whole egg, fish, chicken, nuts, seeds, soybean/ nutrella. Supplements should be taken only when intake through natural sources is not possible.
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I am 19 years old. My height is 6.1 inches and weight is 83 kg. Should I lose some weight to stay fit or not.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am 19 years old. My height is 6.1 inches and weight is 83 kg. Should I lose some weight to stay fit or not.
Lose at least 5 Kg. Exercise daily for at least 1/2 hr (brisk walk/yoga) Drink 3 litres water daily Take stairs instead of lift & walk instead of hiring a transport Cut down on junk/processed/ready to eat/outside/fried/sugary foods, soft, hard & energy drinks, glucose. Replace simple carbs-potato, sugar, refined grains (maida, noodles, biscuit, cake, white rice, white bread) with complex carbs- whole fruits, vegetables, whole legumes (soyabean, rajma, peas, sprouts), whole grains (brown rice, atta bread, dalia, suji, atta, bajra, oats, barley, jowar)
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because of PCOD I gain 10 kgs in 2 years. I do exercise regularly. But there is negligible changes in my weight. What should I do to loose weight in such condition?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
because of PCOD I gain 10 kgs in 2 years. I do exercise regularly. But there is negligible changes in my weight. What...
Because of the weight you have pcod. You have to consume less calories by eating salads, soups, fruits, and burn calories by exercise 45 mts a day.
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Hi doctor im working in call centre max my work in sitting position no body exercise how can I reduce my belly fat from my abdomen help me out.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi doctor im working in call centre max my work in sitting position no body exercise how can I reduce my belly fat fr...
Hello lybrate-user, As a first and foremost step in your case should be cutting down all kinds of fast foods and fatty foods (such as pastries, deep fried foods, etc), refined foods, packaged beverages, cold drinks, etc. Try choosing healthy food choises while eating out, for example try having sandwich without cheese, if you have the option of salads then avail that, substitute rice with roti/chapati. Start taking small and frequent meals. Also when you get back home, and your stomach is half filled, try doing some exercises, like lying on bed facing the ceiling, making circles in air with your legs, cycling in air, kicking in air. All these exercises helps toning your thigh muscles and lower abdomen. When you get back home, if possible take a walk (one stop) to your building. Never skip your breakfast! Grab something, like soy milk, milk and cornflakes, boiled veg salad, corn salad, etc. Always remember our body needs a carbohydrate rich breakfast, carb + protein lunch, and a light easily digestible dinner. Hope this will be helpful to you. Thank you. Have a nice day!
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Which types of vitamins produce by human body And how many vitamins do not produce by human body.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Which types of vitamins produce by human body
And how many vitamins do not produce by human body.
Vitamins are not produced by human body... They are absorbed from the food... They may be converted into the useful form from the one absorbed for use in body..
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Hi, Drinking milk with full cream is better for health or not. Currently I am boiling milk for 2 times , take out cream and after that I drink. So Does taking out cream leads to less benefits ?

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
Hi,
Drinking milk with full cream is better for health or not. Currently I am boiling milk for 2 times , take out cre...
no problem it is your like. it is not all a problem. without cream it is better. with cream you will get additional fat and cholesterol problem. you are lean take with cream. you have additional fat. it is better to take with out cream.at this stage dont think about small problems. concentrate on your studies. it is better to do some physical exercises. better to share your internal feelings and problems with your closed once. be friendly all of them. be sociable. be happy all the time. be enjoy every movement of life. ok all the best.
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Brown Discharge before period

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Brown Discharge before period

In general, the menstrual flow consists of several layers, which include old blood, endometrial lining, nutrients, the tissue remains, etc. All these layers are discharged together as menstrual bleeding/menstrual flow. Sometimes only the layer of nutrients may be discharged before the actual menstruation - this is causing the brown discharge before period.

Incidents in a menstrual cycle may happen that the endometrial cells are not entirely expelled - 'old' endometrial cells can leave uterus during next period and usually appear as brown discharge before period. If the cause of the discharge is the endometrial cells turning from red to brown due to the delayed elimination, there would be no reason to worry. Often polyps of the uterus and/or cervical polyps can be responsible for brown discharge before period. Polyps are the groups of cells that have grown abnormally inside the uterus (mainly because of hormonal dysfunctions). Cells of polyps can bleed very slowly before period and the brown discharge before period could be a result of the bleeding from polyps.
 

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Im 22 years and I want to reduce my weight what should I do to reduce easily and fast.

Im 22 years and I want to reduce my weight what should I do to reduce easily and fast.
Only you have to reduce 8 kg. Go for a brisk walk. Eat more leafy vegetables, fiber foods. Avoid spicy and non veg.
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My age is 28. I am type two diabetic. I go to gym. Can I take protein supplement to gain weight and muscle. If yes which protein supplement is good.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
My age is 28. I am type two diabetic. I go to gym.
Can I take protein supplement to gain weight and muscle.
If yes wh...
For your height, your weight seems to be OK. You don't need any protein supplements at all. Many of the commercially available ones are not safe in diabetics.
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Hello sir, I'm 30 years old. I often feel sleepy all the time and feel so tired. What should I do to over come from this.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
In general, most cases of fatigue \weakness \ laziness may be attributed to three areas: lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems. A thorough assessment is needed in all three factors to get to the actual cause of weakness. Your diet and day to day life style also is very crucial for right diagnosis.
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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Disorder and Psychosis

Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Pune
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Disorder and Psychosis

Bipolar disorder: Also known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is the sudden change in mood, which might take a swing from depression to mania. It is a very severe disorder and can bring about unstable and precarious behavior. The risk of having suicidal tendencies is also quite high. Bipolar disorder is usually treated with medicines alongside therapy.

Symptoms:

  1. Bipolar mania
  2. Hypomania
  3. Depression
  4. Mood swings

The mood swings do not follow any particular pattern.

Schizophrenia Disorder: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder which affects the general behavior and lifestyle of a person. Schizophrenics might face a difficulty in distinguishing between the real and the imaginary.

Contrary to public belief, schizophrenia is neither split personality nor multiple personalities. It is not an after effect of any previous traumatic experience. It might be genetic or a result of chemical imbalance in the brain chemicals.

Symptoms:

  1. Paranoia
  2. Senseless talking
  3. Feeling apathetic
  4. Insomnia
  5. Personality change
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Delusions
  8. Withdrawal from society
  9. Attention deficit disorder or add

No specific medicine is available for schizophrenia. Usually, rehabilitation is advised to regain confidence and recover skills required for a productive life.

PsychosisSimilar to schizophrenia, psychosis is another mental disorder which is characterized by hallucinations and delusions. Psychosis is extremely dangerous and harmful as it might spur you to cause self-inflicted wounds and pain. It is of utmost importance to consult a doctor immediately after experiencing psychotic symptoms.

Symptoms:

  1. Hallucinations
  2. Delusions
  3. Depression
  4. Anxiety
  5. Suspicion
  6. Insomnia or hypersomnia
  7. Withdrawal from society
  8. Attention deficit disorder or add
  9. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD

The only available diagnosis for psychosis is a psychiatric evaluation. Certain medical tests and x-rays may also be executed along with it to detect the underlying cause. Psychosis may be caused due to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, etc.

Although there aren't any medical complications in psychosis, it should not be left untreated due to its harmful effects. Medication and therapy are the known cures of psychosis.

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Green Tea Advantages

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Green Tea Advantages

Green Tea Advantages

Consumed for thousands of years, green tea has provided delicious medicinal benefits - mass management, disease fighting, energy boosting and stress reducing - too many cultures around the globe. Studies to show that the components found in such a small little teabag can do wonders for your body. If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there too.

Green tea contains a lot of ingredients like caffeine, theobromine, saponins, theophylline, vitamins and epigallocatechin that individually have several health benefits.

Some of the main advantages of consuming green tea.

Helps you lose mass
Keeps cholesterol in balance
Helps control diabetes
Improves immunity
Remove toxins and free radicals
Helps you sleep better

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Does weight increases after donating a kidney? I donated a kidney 5 months ago and have gained 6 kgs.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
Hi, There is no relation between kidney donation and weight gain. There are chances due to over consumption of calories or reduced exercise after kidney donation.
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When I stand still in one place for more than 25 mins my head starts rotating and blackness gets in front of my eyes. Please guide me what can I do to rectify it?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
When I stand still in one place for more than 25 mins my head starts rotating and blackness gets in front of my eyes....
Hye. Get your ENT check done. Also understand that you are young and your nutritional needs are high for growth and development. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Sleep well.    Exercise at least thrice a week.
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I have to loose weight and specially get stomach in shape in very less days without medicines and gym please suggest what can I do ?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
I have to loose weight and specially get stomach in shape in very less days without medicines and gym please suggest ...
Hello You need to understand the concept of weight loss. It's a gradual process that requires cut down in calories under the guidance of a dietitian and regular exercise. Don't skip breakfast. Sleep for 7-9 hours per night. Avoid fried foods, sweets, carbonated drinks and processed foods. Include whole grains, sprouts, seasonal fruits and vegetables, salad vegetables like cucumber, kakri, onion, tomato. Take green tea 4-5 times a day. Drink plenty of water. Take flaxseed powder 1 tsp with lukewarm water on empty stomach. Thank you
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What I can do for reducing my chest fat. I go gym but exercise is not help for him. Suggest some thing more.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
What I can do for reducing my chest fat. I go gym but exercise is not help for him. Suggest some thing more.
You need to reduce your calorie intake. Restrict rice, potato, sweets, junk foods in your meals. Have a healthy breakfast and have light & early dinners. Have a protein & fiber -rich diet with lots of fruits, salads & vegetables in your daily meals. Drink at least 3 lts water daily. Exercise / brisk walk for at least 30 minutes daily is a must.
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Diet Changes For Type - 2 Diabetes

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Diet Changes For Type - 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes in which the body does not use insulin properly and develops resistance to insulin.

A patient with type 2 diabetes must make several changes to his/her regular diet and food patterns. The aim is to manage the blood-sugar level of the body. Hence, a type 2 diabetes patients should follow a regular diet, which comprises of:

  1. All types of foods from different food groups.

  2. Lesser calories.

  3. Lessened and limited intake of carbohydrates.

  4. Healthy fats.

Here is a list of food items you should include in your diet in case you have type 2 diabetes.

  1. Vegetables: You must have fresh or frozen vegetables and avoid using sauces, dips, fats or salts. Intake non-starchy vegetables like cucumber, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and vegetables, which are dark green or yellow in color. Also have starchy vegetables such as corn, green peas, beans, carrots and yams. Avoid potatoes as they are pure starch.

  2. Fresh Fruits: You should include fresh fruits in your regular diet. Have apples, bananas, berries, papaya, cherries, grapes, melons, oranges, peaches, pineapples and raisins. Have whole fruits regularly, which do not contain added chemical sweeteners.

  3. Grains: Include grains in your diet and consume whole grains more. Whole grains are not processed and consist of the whole-grain kernel. Grains contain starch, which is a source of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are bad for blood sugar. Hence, whole grains, which are rich in fiber are recommended. Fiber controls the blood-sugar level from shooting up. Fiber should be included in the form of bran of oat and wheat.

  4. Proteins: Coming to protein food items, you should consume fish and poultry items often. Always remove the skin from chicken or turkey properly before cooking. Buy lean meat and trim all the fat from meat. Avoid frying and use methods such as baking, roasting, grilling or boiling. Also use healthy oils for frying purpose.

  5. Dairy Products: In case of type 2 diabetes, always use dairy products, which are low in fat. Do not add sugar to milk, curd or yoghurt as they contain natural sugar. Do not consume more than three cups of milk a day.

  6. Oils and Fats: Cut down the intake of excessive oily and fatty foods. Avoid food items that contain high saturated fats such as bacon, hams, sausages and butter. Consume food with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats. Oil raises blood-sugar level and is high in calorie and should be used in lesser amounts.

A type 2 diabetes patient needs to undergo several changes in his/her diet to keep a check on the rising blood sugar levels and for living as healthy as possible. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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