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Dr. Amod Bodkar

Psychiatrist, Pune

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Dr. Amod Bodkar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. He is currently associated with Practical Life Skills in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amod Bodkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Managing Stress Can Help Manage Diabetes And Heart Disease

BHMS, C.S.D.(Skin Diseases), M.D.(Medicine), M.Sc. In Counselling & Psychotherapy
Homeopath, Delhi
Managing Stress Can Help Manage Diabetes And Heart Disease

Stress is the new-age disease, which though not a disease in itself, leaves its effect on the entire health of a person, both physical and psychological. Diseases which are extremely common today were not as common some decades ago. The constantly changing lifestyle where there is no demarcation between work and home, the to-do list is neverending, multiple responsibilities, etc., puts a constant pressure on a person. People switch roles on the go and keep performing, and that takes a toll on even the best task-masters.

Diabetes and heart disease definitely have an underlying physiological connection, but outlined is the overall picture.

  1. Inflammation is the body’s most common way to respond to anything – including infection and trauma. This is, however, acute and passes away with the infection or trauma.

  2. On the other hand, chronic inflammation is the bigger culprit. This induces changes at a genetic level in the immunity system, producing more immune cells than normally required for a body. The body is in a constant state of fight, which is not required.

  3. This not just alters the physiology, but also the way a person behaves, thereby adding to issues like depression, anxiety, etc.

  4. Diabetes is seen as a result of chronic inflammation, where the body’s ability to respond is reduced. This increases insulin resistance, leading to higher sugar levels.

  5. Similarly, heart disease is also caused by chronic inflammation. Both these are compounded by the changing diet patterns, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking and alcohol abuse.

While both diabetes and heart disease cannot be completely prevented, stress management will definitely help in reducing the onset of these as well as in reducing their severity and complications where possible. The following measures would be very helpful.

  1. If you are at risk for either of these, take a step back and evaluate.

  2. If you are obese, make sure the target weight is achieved with proper planning and supervision of exercise and diet control.

  3. From then on, it is a constant maintenance phase, requiring an altered lifestyle.

  4. Quit smoking and alcohol. If you think it is not possible, reduce the addictions significantly. Smoking, in particular, causes damage to multiple organs and is best avoided.

  5. Monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. If they are beyond acceptable limits, they need to be brought under control aggressively.

  6. Incorporate dietary changes by increasing fiber, reduced meat and reducing fatty/processed/sugary foods. Include supplements like omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Also, spending quality time with family and friends is also helpful.

  7. Exercise in any form should be a part of daily regimen. Take up enjoyable activities like Sports of ur choice/ dance /zumba/ swimming etc.

  8. Other stress management measures like

    • Meditation: Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

    • Cultivating Hobbies: Indulging in a hobby can be a great way to calm an overactive mind. It helps you take a break from your busy, stressful life and clear your mental plate. So, just rekindle an old interesting hobby or cultivate a new one to lift your spirits and tune into the real you.

    • Yoga: Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines that may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. This can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety.

    • Music Therapy: Music Therapy uses music to promote healing and improve one’s overall emotional well-being. This may include listening to music, playing a musical instrument, singing along to music, and using guided imagery with music. Music stimulates the production of opiates and endorphins, the “feel good” hormones in our bodies. This stimulation can result in relaxation of mind and body.

    • Herbal Remedies: Herbs can also play a fundamental role in a stress management program. Herbs can facilitate a dramatic change in the quality of life experienced by anyone under stress.

    • Spending quality time with family: Having a chat with family members could help reduce your stress levels. Young girls benefit from a boost in the feel-good hormone oxytocin after talking on the phone with their mothers – and it seems logical that the effect may last as you get older. Talk about your worries with anyone you have a close relationship with – if not your mother then your partner, for instance – to help you feel more at ease.

Controlling stress can help prolong the onset of these and also delay or reduce complications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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What problems we can face if we smoke weed regular? What is the process to reduce smoking weeds and cigratte.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Smoking weed leads to mental illness and physical diseases/ Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My dad, aged 52, is in great stress due to their medical illnesses like piles, spinal stenosis, urine problem, burning,numbness in body etc. This is happening from 1 year ago and he is taking medicine from psychiatrist from 1 year ago. Psychiatrist is head of punjab government medical mental hospital. But still in 1 year, my dad is not improving. Improvement is only 10-20% in 1 year. Why is it so? Is this problem cannot b treated or I should change the psychiatrist?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
My dad, aged 52, is in great stress due to their medical illnesses like piles, spinal stenosis, urine problem, burnin...
Hello As per your description, Your father may be suffering from depression secondary to medical condition or it may be primary depression. You did not mentioned in which complains your father is not improving. As it may be that what you are asking for improvement may be out of primary medical condition which are not going to improve with Psychiatry medicines. So it is better to explain each and every thing in detail to treating psychiatrist so he can help you out fully. Regards.
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I am very depressed, my ass have many problems, they have problems in day, some infection in their, give me, gud idea pls.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am very depressed, my ass have many problems, they have problems in day, some infection in their, give me, gud idea...
Infections can be treated with antibiotics and depression if cannot be managed by mind control you may need antidepressants.
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Hello, I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded areas. Is this any kind of symptom to anything? Is there a way that I can overcome the fear of public places.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello,
I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded ...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, yes, it seems you have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a mental health condition characterized by irrational fears about being in public places. The condition causes afflicted individuals to avoid public places and remain trapped in their homes. Coping with your own agoraphobia involves facing up to the irrationality of the fearful thoughts it produces, and seeking help from others. While it may be very unpleasant, you should do your best to regularly expose yourself to the situations which trigger your fear and panic. In modern life, exposure to public places is inevitable, and the more you resist, the worse the consequences will be for your life. Don't go it alone. Having a trusted friend or family member with you when you are on the bus, at the store, or in any other triggering situation can be a great help. A therapist can help you explore" exposure therapy" in which you intentionally seek out situations which trigger your fear response. For an agoraphobe, this means voluntarily exposing yourself to crowds, public places, or wide open space. This must be done gradually, and with great care, so that the fear and panic do not become overwhelming, putting you or others in danger. It is best to consult with your therapist before attempting exposure therapy. Now, if you find yourself panicking in a public place, try to focus on controlling your breath instead of fixating on fearful or anxious thoughts. Breathing slowly and deeply will help naturally calm your body's physiological response to fear, reducing its severity. Close your eyes, count slowly to 10, and focus on breathing in through the mouth, and out through the nose. Visualize calming environments and images, and remind yourself that you are in no danger, and that the episode will pass lastly, challenge irrational thoughts. Many of the anxious and fearful thoughts associated with agoraphobia are irrational, meaning that they are not based in fact. Understanding this, you can work to correct your thoughts by challenging them with evidence. When you are in a situation which triggers your agoraphobia, ask yourself these questions: do facts or evidence support my fearful thinking, or are they irrational? if a frightening or dangerous situation occurs, what steps could I take to remain safe? what would I say to another agoraphobe to comfort them in this situation? have I felt this way before while in a similar situation, and, if so, were my fears warranted? consult with a psychologist sir, thats the best way to benefit and overcome the fear. Consult with me for same. A all the best.
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I have a body pain last two days, now a days body going too week, give me an health tips to maintain d body correctly.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have a body pain last two days, now a days body going too week, give me an health tips to maintain d body correctly.
Good Morning ~ Body pain can be due to a lot of reasons. I believe that you need to tell me more regarding your problem of body pain other than the fact that you have it for the last two days. Also what do you mean by body going weak? It may be well to consult with a local doctor. Viral fever can cause you to have body pain that lasts for 2-3 days and gradually gets better and you need no medications for the same. If you are having problems other than viral fever you probably need medical attention. A thorough evaluation and management of problems is called for in that case.
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Sometimes I have negative thoughts in my mind and sometimes I go into very deep thinking about someone else but I don't want to. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sometimes I have negative thoughts in my mind and sometimes I go into very deep thinking about someone else but I don...
Get a psychiatric consultation, it can be normal brooding, ocd or something else. Get your doubts cleared.
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I get irritated easily & sometimes over-react. I try to take things lightly but always fail. Can it be a result of high stress levels?

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
I get irritated easily & sometimes over-react.
I try to take things lightly but always fail. Can it be a result of hi...
Yes it can be because of high stress. Find out cause of stress. It can be pressure, conflict or frustrations learn relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation.
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Baby care

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Baby care
जिंदगी में आने की खबर तो 9 महीने पहले ही मिल जाती है ।
लेकिन जाने की खबर तो 9 सेकेंड पहले भी पता नहीं चलती ।।।
इसलिए मस्त और व्यस्त रहो.
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Mera bhai ALKO-1 naam ki goli khata hai. Aur usko puchhe toh woh pain killer kahata hai. Per woh goli khane ke baad woh alcoholic jaisa hota hai please batao kya hai ye ALKO-1 goli.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Mera bhai ALKO-1 naam ki goli khata hai.
Aur usko puchhe toh woh pain killer kahata hai.
Per woh goli khane ke baad w...
It calls addiction of tranquilizer. please take him to any psychiatrist as soon as possible. If his dependency created on that then it is difficult for him to come out from the addiction. So do treatment from any psychiatrist. Don't get irritated on him. Need to do supportive hand to your brother to overcome from the disease. Try to understand his pain ,he is ill. So take care of him. Thank you, best luck. Don't worry.
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