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Dr. Asha Ghokhale

Gynaecologist, Pune

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Dr. Asha Ghokhale is a renowned Gynaecologist in Kothrud, Pune. You can consult Dr. Asha Ghokhale at Susmita Clinic in Kothrud, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Asha Ghokhale and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Bananas - 5 Super Amazing Benefits of It!

Registered Dietician, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Bananas - 5 Super Amazing Benefits of It!

Nature has blessed us with some amazing and magical foods. Forget pills or supplements, these foods can give all that you crave for in life, a well-shaped body, a healthy mind and heart and a lot more. It is important for us to identify these foods and make them a part of our regular diet.

Believe it or not, bananas are one of these magical foods. This is a fantastic fruit, available in the markets throughout the year and is pocket-friendly too. From potassium to vitamin B6, it is packed with the goodness of essential nutrients. The best part about this fruit is you can consume it in different ways. Besides eating it alone, you can make delicious sweet dishes and milk-shakes out of it. 

  • Each banana (118gm) contains only about 105 calories, and consists almost exclusively of water and carbs.
  • Bananas contain very little protein and almost no fat.
  • The carbs in unripe (green) bananas consist mostly of starch and resistant starch, but as the banana ripens, the starch turns into sugar (glucose, fructose and sucrose).
  • A medium-sized banana contains about 3 grams of fiber, making bananas a fairly good fiber source.

Bananas contain mainly two types of fiber: 

  1. Pectin: Decreases as the banana ripens. 
  2. Resistant starch: Found in unripe bananas. 

Resistant starch escapes digestion and ends up in our large intestine, where it becomes food for the beneficial gut bacteria. Additionally, some cell studies propose that pectin may help protect against colon cancer. Bananas contain several types of potent antioxidants, including dopamine and catechins. These antioxidants have been linked to many health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease and degenerative diseases. Bananas are often referred to as the perfect food for athletes, largely due to their mineral content and easily digested carbs. Eating bananas may help reduce exercise-related muscle cramps and soreness, which affect up to 95% of the general population. Bananas are also one of the most convenient snack foods. You can add them to breakfast yogurt, cereal or smoothie. You can even use them instead of sugar in your baking and cooking. Furthermore, bananas rarely contain any pesticides or pollutants, due to their thick protective peel. Bananas are incredibly easy to eat and transport. They are usually well-tolerated and easily digested, and simply have to be peeled and eaten. 

  1. Keeps you smart and slim: It acts as a perfect energy booster. You get ample amount of calories by consuming a banana. A single banana can give you 100 to 110 calories instantly. Interestingly, it doesn’t add too much carb or fat to your overall diet. A medium-sized banana is most likely to contain about 30 grams of useful carbs and 3 to 4 grams of fiber. It is rich in resistant starch—a kind of carbohydrate that takes longer time for digestion, burning more calories.
  2. Takes care of your muscles: Bananas are rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium. It prevents and protects us from developing cramps in the muscles. It enhances the process of muscle relaxation too.
  3. Keeps a tab on your blood pressure: It is an ideal fruit for people with high blood pressure. It is because of the fact that bananas are rich in potassium. This mineral does wonder in reducing blood pressure. One gets about 400-450 mg of potassium (with no traces of sodium) from a single banana.
  4. Get gorgeous with a glowing skin: It is not just the citrus fruits that fulfil your body’s requirement of Vitamin C. Bananas are also a rich source of Vitamin C. This nutrient is essential for a healthy skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the immune system of our body.
  5. Good for your stomach: Bananas are helpful in taking care of your stomach. They keep you away from gastric problems or disorders. Say thanks to the fructooligosaccharides (FOS) present in them. FOS acts as a probiotic substance, enhancing the growth of useful bacterias in human intestine. Consequently, eating a banana prevents you from gastric diseases. Further, bananas contain pectin which helps in beating constipation.
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Hello Lybrate doc, I am having hypothyroid taking 62 mg daily. At present according to reports my tsh level is 3.62 within the range. My weight is 60.8 kg, nd what should be my tsh level for me to conceive nd what should be my weight. And this tsh level hampers me if I conceive please suggest me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello Lybrate doc, I am having hypothyroid taking 62 mg daily. At present according to reports my tsh level is 3.62 w...
Swetaji, looking at your weight and height your bmi is only 20.99 kg/m2, which is good. There is no need to worry about the weight. As regards tsh levels during pregnancy and even to conceive, recommended levels are about 2 milli units to 2.4 milli units. So before deciding about conception, tsh has to be brought down. Present level will not allow conception.
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Is there any painless delivery technique that has emerged newly? I am very afraid of labour pains. please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Is there any painless delivery technique that has emerged newly? I am very afraid of labour pains. please suggest.
Ya. Painless delivery is very safe and better than normal delivery with pain. In painless delivery one injection is given in the backbone, it does not have any long term problem like back ache and all. These all r myths.
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Last 4 years I was trying for baby but we don't have what was the reason for that and what can I do suggest me.

MRCOG, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Last 4 years I was trying for baby but we don't have what was the reason for that and what can I do suggest me.
Dear, well there can be many reasons for your lack of success in conception. You and your will need to undergo a semen analysis, few blood, ultrasound and hormone tests in order to find out what the problem maybe. Once we have the reports only then we can suggest any further treatment. Kindly be advised that 4 years is a long time and you must start proper treatment as soon as possible in order for your chances of success to be good.
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Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend day before yesterday. I am sure that I pulled out before ejecting. Still I have given her the pills today. Is there still any chance of her getting pregnant? If yes what will be the symptoms and if no what will be the symptoms?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend day before yesterday. I am sure that I pulled out before eject...
pre ejaculation fluid also carries some amount of sperms. But if she was far from her peri ovulation dates, and if you have given right pills in time, chances of pregnsncy is less
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I took ipill within 24 hrs after had my first sex on 2nd day after my period end. Is there any chance of pregnancy? Next I take ipill immediately after had sex on 8th day of period end.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I took ipill within 24 hrs after had my first sex on 2nd day after my period end. Is there any chance of pregnancy? N...
Hello, You should not take ipill more than once in a cycle. However as already you were in your safe period, ipill was not actually required.
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I am 23. Suffering from heavy mensuration bleeding with clots every month since 10 years. All my reports are normal. Need help. My lower abdomen, back, legs hurts a lot. Help me.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 23. Suffering from heavy mensuration bleeding with clots every month since 10 years. All my reports are normal. ...
Heavy menses are always due to any pathological cause of female sexual organs. If, all reports of ultrasound is normal then get hormonal assay done. Get check level of fsh, lh, estrogen and tsh done. Because it may be due to some hormonal disturbance.
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My wife health is very weak even she diet well but no effect so suggest me solution what to do ?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
U start herbal life product and weight gain medicines are available in my clinic guaranteed result. For wt gaining an 3 months atleast 12-15 kg.
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I have vaginal infection, it causes itching, discharge, burning and waiting of vagina. Which is very uncomfortable, I have been applying cream since 2 days but its not working on it, so please tell me about the treatment and causes of that.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi You need to start treatment for it but first get yourself examined and do fasting blood sugar levels done.
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Ways to Improve Male Sexual Performance

MS in Sexuality and psychotherapy, PhD - Psychology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Ways to Improve Male Sexual Performance

1. Heart health and sexual performance

Your penis works on blood pressure. The brain sends signals to your penis that causes vessels to swell with blood. Your heart is responsible for pumping the blood. If your heart isn’t at its healthiest, it can cause problems with blood flow from the heart to the vessels in your penis. This can make it difficult to achieve a full erection. Make sure your circulatory system is working at top shape.

Basically, what’s good for your heart is good for your sexual health.

2. Certain foods can also help you increase blood flow. These foods include:


    Onions and garlic: these foods may not be great for your breath, but they can help your blood circulation.
    Bananas: this potassium-rich fruit can help lower your blood pressure, which can benefit your important sexual parts and boost sexual performance.
    Chilies and peppers: all-natural spicy foods help your blood flow by reducing hypertension and inflammation.
    Omega-3 acids: this type of fat increases blood flow. You can find it in salmon, tuna, avocados, and olive oil.
    Vitamin b-1: this vitamin helps signals in your nervous system move quicker, including signals from your brain to your penis. It’s found in pork, peanuts, and kidney beans.
    Eggs: high in other b vitamins, eggs help balance hormone levels. This can decrease stress that often inhibits an erection.


3. 

Reduce stress

Stress can wreak havoc on all areas of your health, including your libido. Stress increases your heart rate (in the bad way) and increases blood pressure. Both of these are damaging to sexual desire and performance. Psychological stress can also affect achieving an erection or reaching an orgasm. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your health. Talking to your partner about your stress can also calm you down, while strengthening your relationship.

4. 


    
    Kick bad habits

    

    What you rely on to unwind, such as smoking and consuming alcohol, could also affect sexual performance. While studies suggest that a little red wine can improve circulation, too much alcohol can have adverse effects.

    Stimulants narrow blood vessels and have been linked to impotence. Cutting down or quitting smoking is one of the first steps to improve performance. Replacing bad habits with healthy ones, like exercise and eating well, can help boost sexual health.
    


4.


    
    Masturbation and longevity

    

    If you’re not lasting as long as you’d like in bed, you might need some practice. While sex is the best way to practice for sex, masturbation can also help you improve your longevity.

    However, how you masturbate could have detrimental effects. If you rush through it, you could inadvertently decrease the time you last with your partner. The secret is making it last, just like you want to when you’re not alone.
    


5. 


    
    Pay attention to your partner

    

    Sex isn’t a one-way street. Paying special attention to your partner’s desires not only makes sex pleasurable for them, but it can also help turn you on or slow you down. Talking about this beforehand can help ease any awkwardness if you need to slow down during a heated moment.

    Alternating pace or focusing on your partner while you take a break can make for a more enjoyable experience for both of you.
    


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I had done pregnancy test but 1st time was positive one with dark line and another lighter but 1 week before I had done again that test was with just one line as negative. And yesterday I got up with periods and in it some big fleshy thing is that miscarriage if yes than what if I didn't consult a doctor.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I had done pregnancy test but 1st time was positive one with dark line and another lighter but 1 week before I had do...
Hi Divya, If this big fleshy thing has happened for the first time, you should consult a doctor ASAP. Getting blood clots is normal during periods and the clots are usually not more than 2 to 3 cms.
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Hi I want to ask that my girlfriend aged 23 is getting some kind of white liquid from her breast is getting out is this normal to every girl under that age.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi every girl if her age doesn't get this. If there is associated pain or lump in breast go for ulyrasound breast otherwise don't worry dear thanks regards.
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I am 22 year old. My Menstrual cycle is not regular. please suggest me how it will be regular?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 22 year old. My Menstrual cycle is not regular. please suggest me how it will be regular?
Your problem can be due to anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress. I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal pulsatilla nig 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night mensoaid syrup (bakson) drink 2 sspoons in evening. Ferrum sip (sbl) drink 1 spoon twice daily things to do 1. Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from apple, banaba, pomegranate, papaya, grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3. Lots of water daily.
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constipation

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
constipation
For regular clear motion drink hot water with lemon juice 4 drops and half teaspoon honey when you wake up every day.
See the difference.

Severe vaginal irritation for the past 3 days, tried wash, salt water wash, itrim capsules, white granular discharge (occasional) but no relief, please advise. Recently discontinued thyroid medicine (25 mg).

BHMS
Gynaecologist, Greater Noida
You take medicine sulphur 1, 10 ml 4 drops4 time a day Rhustox 1m 10 ml, 4 drops4 time a day apis meliphica 1m, 10 ml 4 drops 4 time a day.
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Dear doctor. I want to have free sex without using condom. I want to have sex just 1 times. And not more than that. So to stop pregnancy how many tablets of saheli I should take. Will one tablet of saheli after sex will be ok. For not risking the pregnancy. Like I pills. Or I should take two. Or three. please suggest how much dose for one time inter course.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Dear doctor. I want to have free sex without using condom. I want to have sex just 1 times. And not more than that. S...
One time contraceptive pills are not advised as they are not good for long term use and your health. Don't go for I pill or one time saheli use. Its not recommended.
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10 Foods You Must Avoid Post Expiry

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
10 Foods You Must Avoid Post Expiry

Though some foods do not expire, but it is advisable not to consume certain foods once they have expired. 

  1. Eggs: Eggs contain large amounts of nutrients per calorie. They are a cheap and tasty source of protein. It is no big surprise that they have turned into a breakfast staple; yet in case that you are eating an egg that is past its expiry date, do reconsider. These are the most widely recognized reasons for food-borne illnesses.
  2. Meat: Bacteria are common in both pre-packaged meats, and in the pieces you take from your butcher at the market. The listeria bacteria are especially hazardous, as the type of harm it causes can be lethal in most of the cases. From a general outlook, it is best to avoid processed meat.
  3. Mixed greens: Mixed greens including spinach, arugula, spring blend, bundled plate of mixed greens lettuce and other veggies do not keep extremely well after their due date. So if their withered appearance and disgusting covering does not turn you off, think about the bacteria and pathogens hiding underneath your sandwich bread.
  4. Hay sprouts: It is important that you use them rapidly once you get them, since they tend to be bacteria magnets. Truth be told, hay pulls in a greater number of germs than other vegetables, particularly in case you abandon them unrefrigerated.
  5. Clams/oysters: Bad oysters can be fatal. This is based on the type of microscopic organisms that develop in spoiled oysters. It is known as V. vulnificus. It causes an extreme type of food poisoning. V. vulnificus bacteria affects the circulatory system, sending the body into a septic shock.
  6. Shrimp: Much like clams and shellfish, shrimps are extremely inclined to bacterial contaminations. It is not to be consumed after a while since it can lead to food poisoning or diarrhea.
  7. Crude ground beef: E. coli bacteria are the most basic reason for food poisoning. These bacteria originate from the animal’s digestive system and are available in all hamburger items. In case that the hamburger is prepared and taken care of securely, it will not turn into a problem.
  8. Berries: When berries turn sour, they pull in extensive amounts of cyclospora, a kind of bacteria that leads to food poisoning. While this sort of food poisoning is not as harmful as some others, it is something you definitely need to stay away from.
  9. Soft cheese: With hard cheeses, similar to cheddar, it is regularly safe to remove the external edges and eat the soft cheese underneath. However, this practice does not reach out to soft cheeses, similar to brie. In case you are discovering mold on the edges of your soft cheese, do not eat it. You may end up with an infection.
  10. Chicken: Poultry items, including chicken tend to cause the maximum harm in case that they are not taken care of and cooked properly. Undercooked and old chicken can be very unsafe for health. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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My height 4.6, I am pregnant 5th month, all my reports are good, many members said that there is no possibility of free delivery as you are too short, is it is correct.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
My height 4.6, I am pregnant 5th month, all my reports are good, many members said that there is no possibility of fr...
Dear lybrate user try duck walk and squatting exercise, also be more active. Not vigorous exercise but gentle, eat more vegetables and fruits, drink plenty of water, enough sleep 8-9 hrs, maintain your weight so that baby size remains normal, a bigger baby poses problem, homoeopathic medicines also can be taken safely to promote a normal delivery depending on your symptoms, take care.
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My gf suffering with some irregular menstrual problems. And also she feels pain during period in lower abdomen.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My gf suffering with some irregular menstrual problems. And also she feels pain during period in lower abdomen.
Irregular cycles or excessive flow during cycles is a common problem seen in a large number of females. Hormonal abnormalities are the most common cause of irregular and heavy menstrual flow. Thus, you need to consult your primary healthcare provider for clinical assessment and endometrial biopsy/ curretings for diagnosis of the condition and thus treatment.
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If a person who usually goes through the mensuration every month but since a few months is not getting her periods on a regular basis, Is it that she cannot conceive?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
If a person who usually goes through the mensuration every month but since a few months is not getting her periods on...
no there is no problem like that relax yourself and thin positive. thinking too nuch will aid you in problem so relax y.
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