Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor
Dr. Karan Thakkar - General Physician, Navi Mumbai

Dr. Karan Thakkar

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS

General Physician, Navi Mumbai

10 Years Experience ₹200 online
Consult Online
Call Doctor
Dr. Karan Thakkar MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS General Physician, Navi Mumbai
10 Years Experience ₹200 online
Consult Online
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
More about Dr. Karan Thakkar
Dr. Karan Thakkar is one of the best General Physicians in Rabale - NaviMumbai, Navi Mumbai. He has over 8 years of experience as a General Physician. He is a qualified MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS. You can consult Dr. Karan Thakkar at The Family Medicine Clinic in Rabale - NaviMumbai, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Karan Thakkar on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced General Physicians in India. You will find General Physicians with more than 30 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find General Physicians online in Navi Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Education
MD - Pharmacology - J J Hospital - 2013
ECFMG certified - USMLE - 2012
MBBS - Sion Hospital - 2008
Past Experience
Intern at Sion Hospital
JJ ahospital at Resident Doctor
Ghansoli Urban Health Post- NMMC at Medical Officer
Languages spoken
English
Hindi

Location

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments. Get first response within 6 hours.
7 days validity ₹200 online
Consult Now

Services

Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Karan Thakkar

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Lymph node swelling in the neck/ arm pit/ groin - should you be worried?

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Lymph node swelling in the neck/ arm pit/ groin - should you be worried?

Lymph channels and lymph nodes are body's drainage system in a way. In a case of any infection/ inflammation in some part of the body, the draining lymph nodes in that region swell up. They usually return back to their normal size in 1-2 weeks.

Please contact your doctor if:

1. Lymph node swelling is present for more than 3 weeks.

2. There is ulceration of overlying skin or drainage of pus.

3. You have experienced weight loss of more than 10%.

4. You are having fever which may be accompanied by night sweats.

5. You have a past history of tuberculosis.

6. Your age is more than 40-50 years.

Some causes of lymph node swelling:

1. Local bacterial infection

2. Tuberculosis

3. Cancer

4. Hiv

The last two are rare causes but it is important to rule them out early by proper medical consultation and biopsy if required.

Relation Between Central Obesity and Cardiovascular Mortality in People of Normal Weight

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Relation Between Central Obesity and Cardiovascular Mortality in People of Normal Weight
Researchers have found that central obesity is a risk factor for mortality even among individuals with normal body mass index. The results also suggest that waist to hip ratio might be a better marker than bmi for mortality risk. As noted by the authors, bmi is a measure of both lean and fat mass, whereas whr is associated with visceral fat accumulation, which has a stronger association with adverse metabolic profile than does bmi alone.
54 people found this helpful

Sir, I am 51, male suffering from chronic problem and constipation. Kindly advice me about diet which can ease my problem and have free motion daily without side effects.

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Sir, I am 51, male suffering from chronic problem and constipation. Kindly advice me about diet which can ease my pro...
You should have plenty if water every day - up to 5-6 liters per day at least. Eat more fruits and vegetables. You may try to eat boiled or sprouted moong.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Effective way of using online medical consultation

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Effective way of using online medical consultation
Dear ladies and gentlemen,

In this modern age of it revolution virtually everything has become possible online, including medical consultation. Like a coin has two sides, there are pros and cons for online medical consultation. If used appropriately and judiciously it can definitely improve healthcare outreach.

Medicine is science and art. It requires years of training and experience to become a good doctor. Diagnosis requires knowledge of not only the disease but also of a lot of other personal, familial, environmental information related to the patient. Hence, whenever asking for a medical opinion online please be sure to describe your problem in detail and include information about the following:
1. Age, gender, weight and height
2. Marital status, occupation
3. Brief family history - any deaths, high blood pressure/diabetes/tb/ asthma
4. Personal history including diet (veg/non-veg), sleep, addictions, bladder-bowel problems, etc.
5. Medical history - any current or past diseases, past surgeries or hospital admissions, any medications, any allergies (this is very important).
6. Current medical problem description: time since problem started, how did it start, is continuous or episodic, what makes it better or worse, location, relation to time of day, nature of the problem (for eg. Pain - dull or sharp or electric current like), any treatment taken or reports conducted, how does it affect your daily work and life and other relevant details.

Also, please make it a point to answer all the questions asked by the doctor and follow up. By doing this you will be able to derive optimum benefit of online consulting.

Wish everyone a healthy life!
77 people found this helpful

Sir, From 2 days when I watch t. V. And work to computer then suddenly water is coming from my eyes and my eyes become red, what should I do please tell me ?

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Dear, avoid watching t. V/ working on computer for prolonged periods of time. Also, don't forget to blink regularly. Your symptoms can be explained by eye strain and dry eyes. Meanwhile you can use moisol eye drops. 2 drops 3 times a day at least for 10 days.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Many of us today have jobs which require extended periods of sitting

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Many of us today have jobs which require extended periods of sitting. Is it good for us? Definitely not.

Research has shown that sitting for prolonged durations has many dangerous effects on our body in the long term.

1) On your back -
The problem: sitting for long hours can cause muscle aches and pains. It can also lead to abnormal bending of your spine which may make one more prone to have long term back pain.
The solution: keep your back straight and maintain proper posture.

2) On your weight -
The problem: according to a recent research, people who say they watch television frequently are 40 per cent less likely to exercise than non-tv watchers.
The solution: get up and get moving.

3) On your brain
The problem: researchers recently found that prolonged session of watching tv before going to bed makes it harder to fall asleep, reduces sleep, and makes one groggy the next day, even after clocking eight hours of sleep. The reason is that the blue light which the television emits, inhibits the release of melatonin, a hormone that helps you go to sleep.
The solution: limit your tv viewing to two hours after work.

4) On your lungs
The problem: among the many health hazards it causes, sitting for long hours can also shrink your lung capacity by a third, so you get less oxygen, which causes a decrease in mental focus the second you sit on the couch.
The solution: sit on a chair with a pillow behind your lower back. It is a position that helps open your lungs.

5) On your heart
The problem: An international study found out that on an average, every single hour of television watching after 25 reduces life expectancy by close to 22 minutes.
The solution: researchers have discovered little mortality risk for people who watch less than an hour a day. Pick a show that's a real brain numbing deal, so you're more likely to need time between episodes.
65 people found this helpful

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
This health tip is those who consume alcohol (whiskey, vodka, rum, beer, wine etc.)

Those who don't consume alcohol please continue the the healthy habit of avoiding alcohol.

Those who do consume alcohol, please try to avoid it, if you cannot do that, at least follow the below mentioned steps to minimize the damage:

1. All forms of alcohol are super high on calories, especially beer. One can of beer has as many calories as one serving of biryani. So, avoid beer and mixing alcohol with soft drinks and juices. Instead, have neat or with water/soda.

2. Don't consume more than 1.5 to 2 pegs (60ml) in a day.

3. Keep a gap of at least 2-3 days in between two drinking sessions to let your liver recover from the alcohol induced damage.

4. Have small amounts of alcohol empty stomach. This is in contrast to what others say. When had empty stomach, alcohol is absorbed faster and better. Thus, small amount of alcohol will give you the effect. But never have large amounts (more than 60ml) empty stomach or it can lead to serious problems.

4. Avoid binge drinking, that is drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short time. For example, if a person only has alcohol on weekends but drinks more than 2-3 pegs at a time, it can be dangerous, especially for the pancreas. Instead of binge drinking once a week, it is better to have 1.5 pegs thrice a week.

5. If you drink frequently and heavily, consume Cap 2B12 twice a day for a month and then continue taking one capsule once a day.

6. Alcohol dehydrates and draws vitamins and minerals out of your body. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

7. Have no more than one drink per hour. "One drink" means one 360ml beer (5%), one 150ml glass of wine, or one 45 ml of 40% alcohol, per hour.

8. Don't drink and drive.
26 people found this helpful

When I get angry my heart rate and pulse rate increases. What should I do to stop it?

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
When I get angry my heart rate and pulse rate increases. What should I do to stop it?
As the other doctor has said it is a physiological and normal process. but you can control your anger and how your body reacts to it. try to recognise the things that get you angry and imagine one such situation in your mind and tell yourself to calm down and that you will not get angry. there are many other ways of dealing with anger . meditation and relaxation techniques are some of them.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dear sir, I am 60 year old male. I am facing the erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation problems. Kindly suggest me the tests for the above problems and please advice me what should I do? regards.

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Dear sir, I am 60 year old male. I am facing the erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation problems. Kindly sugg...
Dear, in a large number of cases of erectile dysfunction there co exist cardiovascular disease. So, I suggest you undergo a screening for that. If you already have high blood pressure or diabetes, proper treatment and selection of medicines is very important because some medication themselves cause ed.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Keep blood sugar control tight and add years to your life

Keeping blood sugar levels under good control for many years can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or amputation by about 17 percent among type 2 diabetics, a key study has revealed.

A long-term target hba1c average of about 7-8 was found beneficial.

Hemoglobin a1c (hba1c) test gives the average blood sugar status of last 3 months.

For anyone with type 2 diabetes, a growing body of research supports the idea of taking four medications to help their hearts: metformin to control blood sugar, a statin to control cholesterol and other blood lipids, a blood pressure medication and aspirin.

This quartet of drugs, combined with proper diet and exercise, and quitting of smoking, could help millions of people stave off heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and amputations.

The results were reported in the new england journal of medicine.
8 people found this helpful
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

90%
(238 ratings)

Dr. Mangesh Chandewar

MBBS, Diploma in Public Health ( Preventive and Social Medicine)
General Physician
Getwell Clinic and Vaccination Center, 
200 at clinic
Book Appointment