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Dr. Prashant Mahajan

General Physician, Pune

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Dr. Prashant Mahajan is a renowned General Physician in Nagar Road, Pune. He is currently associated with Om Shree Swami Samarth Hospital in Nagar Road, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prashant Mahajan on Lybrate.com.

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I am having fungal infection for many months. It's is been spreading around my neck, underarms area and around my vaginal area and buttock area too can you suggest me some medicine for that.

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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am having fungal infection for many months.
It's is been spreading around my neck, underarms area and around my vag...
Hi.. Fungal infections on skin are the most common of all and are effectively treated with homeopathy. I advise you to stop allopathic treatment as it gives temporary results only with lots of side effects, it will recur once you stop medicines and homeopathic treatment cures it from roots without side effects. no chance of recurrence. you can consult me online for homoeopathic treatment without side effects.
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Hi, my menses held on 3rd April and we had sex in morning of 12 April. I have taken i-pill in evening of 13 April. Though I missed my period in May. Later when checked on 7 may with pregnancy kit. It showed positive. I just wanted to know what precaution we would have taken to avoid pregnancy. Why I got pregnant though have taken i-pill. Which time we can have open sex to avoid pregnancy.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
See 1. I pill has failure rate may be around 10% 2. It is for emergency best effective with in 12 hrs of sex 3 you could have used other contraceptive method- 4. Though it was not a very fertile period but pregnancy has occurred, use of condom could have saved you from pregnancy good luck.
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Know The Relation Between Endocrine System And Diabetes!

Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Know The Relation Between Endocrine System And Diabetes!

Endocrinology deals with hormones, hormone systems and hormonal disorders. The organs that come under endocrinology are pituitary gland, adrenal glands, ovaries or testicles, thyroid gland and pancreas. These organs maintain the chemical balance of the body by secreting hormones which regulate all the body systems.

Diabetes is the name for a group of diseases which are characterized by abnormalities in the absorption of glucose and blood sugar levels.

Relation between the endocrine system and diabetes:

The hormone insulin is secreted by the pancreatic beta cells called the islets of Langerhans. It is a peptide hormone that metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and fats, stimulates the conversion of glycogen or stored protein to usable glucose and also helps the body cells to absorb the glucose. The movement of ionized or free calcium (Ca2+) is also somewhat dependent on insulin.

Insulin is secreted from the pancreas in two phases - the first phase occurs when blood sugar level is high and need to be absorbed into the cells while the second phase is associated with a slower production not influenced by blood sugar.

Types of diabetes and how they are affected by the endocrine system

  1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus: This condition is caused by underproduction of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells. It is called 'insulin dependent diabetes mellitus' (IDDM), since it is directly influenced by the hormone.
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus: This type of the disorder is not directly dependent on insulin. It is usually caused by obesity and lack of physical exercise. The cells develop resistance to insulin and because of that blood sugar is not absorbed properly. This eventually leads to under-secretion of insulin.
  3. Gestational diabetes mellitus: Pregnant women might develop high levels of blood sugar even if they did not have diabetes in the past. This occurs due the changes in the regular hormonal cycles and secretion of pregnancy hormones and can result is complications and miscarriage.

Sub-specialties of diabetic endocrinology

  1. Diabetic renal disease: The kidneys filter the blood. If there are chronically high levels of sugar in blood, hormones like erythropoietin (regulates production of red blood cells) and renin (regulates blood plasma and fluid content) are not produced. As a result, the kidneys' capacity is reduced and waste materials build up in blood.
  2. Diabetic vision problems: Insulin problems may cause the blood vessels supplying the retina (light sensitive eye tissue) to expand or contract. This causes blurry and distorted vision and pain in the eyes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 21. I masturbate twice a week. And from past one week I see that my sperms colour is bit yellowish. Is there any problem? Is that is a symptom of something? Is it healthy to masturbate twice a week or should I avoid masturbation? And I exercise daily. And does masturbation have any effect to my growth since energy get wasted during masturbation? Please answer to all my questions. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
I am 21. I masturbate twice a week. And from past one week I see that my sperms colour is bit yellowish. Is there any...
Don't worry. Masturbation is not harmful if you masturburate once a week. It is a healthy sexual activity and one of the easy and common way to experience sexual pleasure. Masturbation does not cause any sexual problems and deformity of the penis. In fact, masturbation has several health benefits. For more suggestion, you can consult with us on Lybrate personally.
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I am 24 years female I have trigeminal neuralgia .i was under ayurvedic treatment for 2 months and there was no pain for nearly 3 months .now again pain started .we are planning for pregnancy .doctor prescribed me bala thailam and dhanwandhram 101 capsules is it safe? Can I take it while planning?

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
I am 24 years female I have trigeminal neuralgia .i was under ayurvedic treatment for 2 months and there was no pain ...
Hi Lybrate user You can conceive, these oil are very safe side effects free. You can continue during pregnancy. Tc Thank Regards!
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Inhalers containing steroids and bronchodilators are best medicine for asthma. Usually do not have any side effect if taken properly under guidance of a dr.
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I am suffering for ulcer ser 20 year few times I went endoscopy. Offer reports I used pylori Kit fee days relief again problem same. please permanent solution?

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Diet improvement is needed. No junk/spicy/hot/oily food. Try to be on semi solid diet like khichdi and soft rice and dal for few days. You feel the difference. If you're taking medicines keep taking them on time. If not msg me on private chat.
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Any problem in having daily once masturbate frequently, any sexual problem in future.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Any problem in having daily once masturbate frequently, any sexual problem in future.
No problem. Masturbation is a very healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Nearly 99% of men and more than 60% of women masturbate. It starts from adolescence and goes on in some people even till death. The pleasure (orgasm) from masturbation is said to be unique from sexual intercourse. In men, most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy. Many equate masturbation/ seminal fluid loss to lack of energy, impotency and so on. Many quacks, religious heads and pseudo healers also propagate the idea that masturbation is a disorder/ and wrongful behavior and instill fear on the mind of innocent men and women (we can see posters in train and bus stand, offering help for this behavior). Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt or compulsive masturbation. Compulsive masturbation is when a person continues with frequent masturbation neglecting his/ her other work like education, job or social obligations. In fact masturbation reduces the sexual tension and helps focus on task at hand better.
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I am 4 month pregnant women and I'm suffering from heavy cold, headache (migraine) and throat infected also from last two days. Right now I'm not able to walk also. please refer me what medicine I should take.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
I am 4 month pregnant women and I'm suffering from heavy cold, headache (migraine) and throat infected also from last...
You may use olesan drops for rubbing on chest and also in steam inhaler. Use steam inhaler 2-3 times a day. Drink luke warm water with lemon and honey.
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What Do You Need To Know About Psoriasis?

MBBS, MD
Dermatologist, Noida
What Do You Need To Know About Psoriasis?

Around three percent of the world population is affected by the chronic skin disorder Psoriasis, which is triggered by an overactive immune system. Primarily affecting adults, the most common type of the condition is plaque psoriasis and is seen in people suffering from high blood sugar, heart disorders, and obesity.

The symptoms of the disease may vary from one individual to another, and the most common ones include red skin, scaling of the skin, and flakes coming out of areas such as knees, elbows, and scalp.

Understanding the condition
Psoriasis can be of various types, plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, and inverse psoriasis to mention a few. When the entire surface of the skin is affected by the condition, it is called erythrodermic psoriasis while palmoplantar psoriasis affects the palms and causes sores. Nail psoriasis causes yellow pitted nails which are often misdiagnosed with nail fungus.

In recent times, it has been found that people with psoriasis tend to have high blood sugar, high blood lipids, and different types of cardiovascular diseases. Around forty percent of the Psoriasis patients also experience symptoms of arthritis such as inflammation in the joints. In such cases, the disease is termed as psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis facts

  • Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease.
  • Psoriasis is related to inherited genes in some cases.
  • The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis.
  • Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are common in people with psoriasis.
  • Psoriasis is not contagious.
  • Psoriasis can be initiated by certain environmental triggers.
  • Psoriasis gets better and worse spontaneously and can have periodic remissions (clear skin).
  • Psoriasis is controllable with medication.

Know the signs of psoriasis 

Patients suffering from psoriasis may experience symptoms such as 

  • Itchy skin of knees, scalp, or whichever area is infected.
  • White scales on the skin.
  • In case the nails are affected, they will become discolored and separate easily from nail bed.
  • In case of pustular psoriasis, the patient will have tint skin pustulates with cracked and scaly skin.
  • Redness of skin.

What are the common types of psoriasis?

  • Guttate Psoriasis - Commonly affects children and young adults, but the total rate is less than 2%. People affected by affected by it displays symptoms such as pink or red spots. It mostly affects the thighs, upper arms and scalp area.
  • Inverse Psoriasis - This type of psoriasis showcases red but smooth and shiny scaleless skin. It mostly affects areas such as groin, armpits, skin folds and area under the breast. 
  • Plaque Psoriasis - The most common type of psoriasis is the plague type and displays symptoms such as red skin with silvery and white scales. Lower back, elbows, knees, and scalp are some of the areas affected by it. 
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis - This is the least common type of psoriasis, however, is the most serious type. Severe itching of the skin along with peeling and burning sensation are some of the signs of this type of psoriasis
  • Pustular Psoriasis - Again, a not so common type of psoriasis and mostly affects adults and is not infectious in nature. It can lead to a fast heartbeat, fever, chills, nausea along with muscle weakness

What can cause Psoriasis?
The exact cause of psoriasis cannot be pinpointed. Various elements ranging from genetic predisposition to environmental factors can be involved in causing the disease. It is found that psoriasis affects individuals of the same family even though it is not contagious.

Psoriasis may also be caused when immune system regulation becomes defective, where the white blood cells known as T cells start targeting the healthy cells instead of attacking unwanted foreign substances. Even though so many factors have come to the fore, the precise cause of psoriasis is still not known.

Treating Psoriasis
At times, it becomes difficult to differentiate between eczematous dermatitis from psoriasis. In such cases, a biopsy may be required for distinguishing between the two conditions.

Some effective treatment options are:

  1. Topical treatments that include salicylic acid ointment, steroid-based creams, and use of ointments containing Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
  2. Light therapy – Doctors may prescribe PUVA or PUVB which can help in treating Psoriasis. Also, the narrow-band UVB therapy is considered to be more effective.
  3. Oral and injectable drugs – Several medications that include Methotrexate, oral retinoids, and biologics that control immune response of the body are used to treat Psoriasis when other treatments fail to improve the condition.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Although self-help measures won't cure psoriasis, they may help improve the appearance and feel of damaged skin. These measures may benefit you:

  1. Take daily baths. 
  2. Use moisturizer. 
  3. Expose your skin to small amounts of sunlight. 
  4. Avoid drinking alcohol.

Several treatments are available to manage the condition however, the disease is chronic, and the symptoms can be best managed with the assistance of a dermatologist. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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