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Balaji Hospital

Internal Medicine Specialist Hospital

Balaji House, 3rd Cross Lane, Victoria Road, Byculla East, Landmark: Near Church, Mumbai Mumbai
2 Doctors · ₹300
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We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply....more
We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply.
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Balaji Hospital is known for housing experienced Internal Medicine Specialists. Dr. A R Chavan, a well-reputed Internal Medicine Specialist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Internal Medicine Specialists recommended by 109 patients.

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Balaji House, 3rd Cross Lane, Victoria Road, Byculla East, Landmark: Near Church, Mumbai
Byculla Mumbai, Maharashtra - Mumbai
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Dr. A R Chavan

MBBS, MD - Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
30 Years experience
300 at clinic
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Weight Loss: Common Myths Debunked

B.Sc - Home Science, MSc - Nutrition & Food Processing, MSc - Food Production Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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There is a lot of bad weight loss advice on internet. Most of it is either unproven, or literally proven not to work. Its important to clear one's mind of such thoughts and maintain transparency regarding the same to avoid any ill effects.

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Breast Reconstruction - Things You Must Know About It!

MCh, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Felloship In Microvascular Surgery & Hand Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Faridabad
Breast Reconstruction - Things You Must Know About It!

Breast reconstruction is the surgical procedure of creating a new breast shape. In some cases, it is done after the removal of the whole breast or part of the breast. In typical cases, breast reconstruction surgeries take place during or after mastectomy, which is the surgical procedure of removing a woman's breast. But it can be done even years after a mastectomy.

1. Factors to consider before opting for the surgeryConditions like obesity, smoking, diabetes, cardiac dysfunctions and high blood pressure are few of the many points that should be considered before opting for reconstruction. The presence of these conditions may complicate cases and in some episodes may pose a significant threat to a patient's life.

Also, women diagnosed with breast cancer or at a high risk of developing such in the future may have to opt for mastectomy. In such cases, the doctor may suggest breast reconstruction after the process.

2. The process of the surgery - Typically, breast reconstruction surgeries are done using an implant. Implant breast reconstruction includes the restoration of the shape and volume of the breast. The newly formed breast will not droop with age and may appear higher than the other one.

Implant reconstruction is also useful for women with small and firm breasts as it avoids the need for other extensive surgeries. 

Another type of breast reconstruction would include a procedure where one's own tissue is used. Tissue from the abdomen, buttocks, and inside of the thigh is generally used to replace the existing breast tissue. Similar to this is the procedure where a patient's own fat is processed and used to create a breast. This is commonly known as fat injection.

3. Limitations of a breast reconstruction surgery - There are certain limitations present in the process of breast reconstruction. Reconstructed breasts will not look or feel exactly the same way as before. Several appointments and cosmetic treatments might be required to obtain the best results. In usual cases, reconstructed breasts do not have a nipple. But one can be created using surgery at a later date.

7 Symptoms of Growth Hormone Deficiency

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in Non-Invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
7 Symptoms of Growth Hormone Deficiency

The body produces a number of chemicals called hormones which are essential for the regulation of various functions including growth and metabolism. These hormones are produced by endocrine glands which are located in various parts of the body. One such important gland is the pituitary gland which produces the important growth hormone. This is essential for regulating optimal growth during the growing years and for maintaining proper amounts of body fat, muscles, and bones in the later years of life.

Causes: Deficiency of the growth hormones can occur due to a number of causes, some of which are listed below. It can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life.
The congenital issue could be due to problem in the pituitary gland structure, leading to complete absence or reduced secretion of the hormone.
With age, there is a decrease in the amount of secretion. However, infections, injuries, brain tumors, surgery and radiation can also lead to altered amounts of secretion.

Symptoms: While growth hormone deficiency can occur at any age, symptoms differ depending on the age when the deficiency sets in.
In the early ages:

  • Lower rate of growth for a given age
  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Delayed onset of puberty
  • Short stature/reduced height
  • Younger looking compared to other children their age
  • Fat deposition around the waist
  • Delayed dental development

When the deficiency sets in during the later years, there is

  • Low energy levels, constant tiredness
  • Decreased strength
  • Decreased exercise tolerance
  • Decreased overall muscle mass
  • Thin and dry skin
  • Increased fat deposition and weight gain around the waist
  • Changes in social behavior including alternate cycles of anxiety and depression
  • Lack of motivation
  • History of pituitary tumors
  • High levels of fat and cholesterol

The diagnosis depends on the age of the person

  • Blood tests are carried out to check the hormone levels in circulation
  • In children, in addition to the hormone levels, x-rays to see the status of growth plates is very helpful.
  • An insulin hypoglycemia test where insulin is given intravenously to see the levels of the growth hormone after 30 minutes.
  • Total cholesterol levels, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and triglyceride levels can be used to supplement the above tests.
  • CT scan and/or MRI of the brain may be needed if tumors are suspected.

Treatment: Once diagnosed, replacement therapy is given as shots a few times a week under the skin. This restores normal growth and helps in controlling the symptoms in adults too.
In cases of tumor, radiation or surgery may be required, but most cases are managed with hormone replacement.
Watch out for the symptoms if your child has delayed developmental milestones and early intervention can help restore growth and function to normal levels.

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Belly Fat - 5 Ways You Can Lose It For Good!

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Dhanbad
Belly Fat - 5 Ways You Can Lose It For Good!

Love handles are the extra flab around your waistline and may not only make you reach out to the next size of clothing but also take a serious toll on your health. Also, it leads to a drastic decline in one's confidence. Love handles and belly fat tend to accumulate due to one’s eating habits as well as the lack of exercise. All this results in a slowdown of one’s metabolic rate, which triggers the fat accumulation in these areas. This also happens when one starts aging. There are many ways of dealing with such problems such as correct diet and exercise. But for a longer term and quicker treatment, one can resort to varied cosmetic treatments. Let us cast a glance on these surgical procedures.

  1. Slim Lipo: With this method, one can remove the excess and unwanted fat that has accumulated in hips and abdomen area. This kind of procedure is a surgical one, where an incision is made with assisted laser therapy in order to remove the fat and contour the area.

  2. Coolsculpting: This is a form of treatment that targets the belly fat and love handles so that excess fat may be removed in a non-invasive procedure. In this procedure, the laser fibre reaches the fat cells before destroying them and thus giving the hips and waist a better shape.

  3. Fat Freezing: This is a widely used technique for removing the fat from the area where it has accumulated. This method reduces fat and is far more effective over a long term than mere weight loss. Besides reducing the fat that gives rise to love handles and belly fat, this kind of treatment can also be applied to other areas of the body including the chin and arms.

  4. Contouring with Cosmetology: The various kinds of invasive and non-invasive procedures under cosmetology, use assisted laser as well as incisions in order to remove and burn the fat cells. This kind of targeted treatment usually has a uniform result for the entire body and creates a well-contoured look, which also tightens the skin and keeps it from sagging due to sudden fat loss. Apart from this, one can also make use of various liposuction and contouring treatments in order to remove the excess fat and give the body a better shape.

  5. Other Measures: Other measures that will take a long time to show results include diet control as well as exercise. One can use the support of a trainer to target specific areas of the body so that excess fat is toned and weight gain is prevented. Also, consuming lesser calories and burning the same through sufficient exercise is one of the most well-proven methods for those who are experiencing the onset of love handles and belly fat.  
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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? What Can You Do?

DNB
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? What Can You Do?

Vitamin D is a group of fat soluble nutrient that is an incredibly vital necessity for your body’s proper growth as it helps in the absorption of calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphate and for multiple other biological reactions of our body.

Now the major issue about Vitamin D is that our dietary sources are inefficient to fulfil the Vitamin D requirements of our body since foods do not contain much of it. Sunlight is the only major natural source of Vitamin D for a human being. Our skin synthesizes the vitamin through complex organic reactions with the help of the UVB radiation of the sunlight.

How is Vitamin D deficiency harmful to your body?
The most important function of Vitamin D is to help the body absorb various other nutrients from our diet and incorporate it into our bones and other necessary parts. Thus, due to Vitamin D deficiency bones become weak, soft and brittle, and results in conditions such as Rickets and Osteomalacia. Recent researches have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to prostate, breast and colon cancer. Reducing the inorganic mineral content of our body Vitamin D deficiency takes a severe toll on the body from childhood.

How to combat the deficiency among Indians?
Vitamin D deficiency is now an epidemic in the South Asian countries, and India is no exception. About 65-70% Indians are vitamin D deficient despite the abundant sunlight they receive. It is essential to understand the contributing factors that lead to this situation to remedy the problem.

Ignorance
The first and primary issue is that Indians are reluctant to go out into the sun. From households to professionals, everyone prefers to stay away from the only major source of Vitamin D, and even when they go out, they cover up themselves. Lack of knowledge and fear of getting their skin tone darker seem to be some of the nastiest causes that keep the everyone under the shade. Along with these problems, use of sunscreens and completely vegetarian diets are also responsible for the epidemic.

Melanin composition
A majority of Indians have a darker skin tone, which means the melanin content of their skin is comparatively much higher. Melanin prevents the formation of Vitamin D from sunlight. As a result, the Indians need much-extended exposure to sunlight which they do not get.

Obesity
Obesity in Indians is another primary issue that causes the excess fat in the body to soak up the necessary Vitamin D of the body, causing its deficiency.

Learning from the stated causes we see that the only ways to prevent this disease are, much more exposure to sunlight, consuming Vitamin D rich diets and obviously fighting obesity. In cases where the deficiency is observed doctors would prescribe supplements to ensure proper functioning of the body.

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I’m suffering from Constipation. I used castor oil but no use. Please tell me a best solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Noida
I’m suffering from Constipation. I used castor oil but no use. Please tell me a best solution.
Constipation can be due to various reasons, both medical and non medical. One needs to have a fiber rich diet with plenty of liquids and maintain a regular habit of timely defecation to avoid regular constipation. You can try over the counter laxatives once to get relieved if it is a short term problem. Otherwise you can visit a local physician or online consult with me for a more detailed evaluation.
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Doctor, I’m suffering from Constipation. I used castor oil. But no use. Please tell me the best treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Trichy
Doctor,
I’m suffering from Constipation. I used castor oil. But no use. Please tell me the best treatment.
1. Take fibre rich foods, avoid non veg -red meat especially. 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take stool softners, Syp. Cremalax 10 ml 0-0-1 ×3 days.
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I am 20 years old married women. Now at present I am suffering from acidity suffocation motions and feeling of doom I think anxiety. burning in stomach. Vill I die or I am feeling so. My hands are shaking and became cold and loosing control and mostly feeling suffocated plss me out now. I need help?

MBBS
General Physician, Trichy
I am 20 years old married women. Now at present I am suffering from acidity suffocation motions and feeling of doom I...
Hello Ms. lybrate-user, its Acute gastritis/Generalised anxiety disorder. 1. Take you meals on time. Do not skip your breakfast. 2.Avoid spicy foods, Carbonated drinks, coffee 3. Do yoga, meditations Visit in private for medications as they can be dispensed only with doctor prescription.
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I am 23 years old. I am overweighted. 83 kgs. Please suggest best measures so as I can reduce at least 10 kgs.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, CTVS JR
General Physician, Jaipur
I am 23 years old. I am overweighted. 83 kgs.
Please suggest best measures so as I can reduce at least 10 kgs.
Running in morning ~ 4 km daily, take paneer $ sprouts, avoid oily & spicy food, do not eat more at night, and not eat more in particularly one time. Stay active in daily routine works.
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I am 26 year old now. I got most of my hairs white. Is there any treatment to reduce it?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am 26 year old now. I got most of my hairs white. Is there any treatment to reduce it?
Yes. Use rejuhair gold tablet once daily, along with the following medicine. Send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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