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Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad - General Physician, Srinagar

Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad

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MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS

General Physician, Srinagar

24 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad 91% (117 ratings) MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS General Physician, Srinagar
24 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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He has helped numerous patients in his 23 years of experience as Physician and internist. He is a MBBS with M D internal medicine. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Internal Medicine - Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar - 2001
MBBS - Bangalore University - 1994
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Heartburn - How To Manage It?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Heartburn - How To Manage It?

Heartburn can be a very discomforting condition and affects almost everyone at some point in his or her life. This is a condition wherein the stomach acids back up through the esophagus resulting in a burning sensation, especially near the chest area. Quick-relief medications can help you deal with them for a particular episode. However, recurring deposits might warrant changes in diet and lifestyle. Some of the long and short term remedies are mentioned below:

Short term remedies to deal with heartburn

  1. Eat a banana or an appleA few slices of banana and apples can introduce acids into your stomach which will counteract the stomach acids and thus help reduce heart burn.
  2. Use baking soda and water as a home remedy: This is another quick fix if you don’t have anything at home when suffering from heartburn. If you mix half to a full spoon of baking soda with water and then drink slowly, it will immediately help relieve symptoms. However, don’t make this a regular remedy as it may cause side effects such as nausea and swelling.
  3. Ginger root teaMaking tea with ginger is another great home remedy which can easily relieve heart burn.
  4. Chew gum when you have heartburn: This is helpful as the constant stimulation within the mouth due to chewing gum helps with saliva production. The excess production of saliva helps wash away the acids that have built up in the stomach. Once the acid recedes, it helps in relieving or eliminating heartburn.
  5. Aloe Vera Juice: Drinking aloe vera juice helps in relieving heart burn very easily. It helps control inflammation in both the esophagus and the stomach and relieves pain from heartburn. However, regular use isn’t recommended as it can act like a laxative.

Long term lifestyle changes

  1. Change your Sleeping habits: Try to sleep on the left side of your body and ensure that your upper body is in a slightly raised position as this will stop the stomach acids form coming up into the esophagus.
  2. Watch what you eat, when you eat and how quickly you eat: It is advisable to not only maintain a fixed time of eating but also try to eat slowly as it give the stomach more time to adjust in digesting the food, thereby ensuring controlled secretion of the acids.
  3. Avoid smoking and alcohol: These are common triggers for heartburn and avoiding them will show results in a relatively short period of time. It is advisable to stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption to once a week or even lesser.
  4. Wear loose fitting clothes: Wear clothes which are loose as this would free up your stomach. Tight clothing can push stomach acids up the esophagus and it is advisable to loosen up clothing to relieve symptoms.
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Hi, I would like to know that Is urine culture and urine sensitivity test are same? Please suggest me.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Hi, I would like to know that Is urine culture and urine sensitivity test are same? Please suggest me.
Once the urine sample is inoculated on culture media to grow the infecting organism that is culture. If something is grown then antibiotic small discs are placed on that to see the inhibition that is called sensitivity.
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Diabetes - How To Prevent It?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Diabetes - How To Prevent It?

With sedentary lifestyle, refined and processed food habits, obesity and diabetes is the new age epidemic. India, in fact, is being termed as the diabetes capital of the world given the huge rise in the number of cases over the last couple of decades.

There are well established risk factors for diabetes and if these can be managed, then the chance of delaying onset, controlling progress and containing complications are highly possible. Read on to know how simple things can be effective in preventing and managing diabetes.

  1. Weight control: Obesity is the most important risk factor for developing diabetes. A person with normal BMI is 20 to 40 times less likely to develop diabetes than an overweight person. Losing about 10% of the excess weight can help prevent diabetes by more than 50%. Check with your doctor what should be the ideal recommended weight for you and draw up a routine (diet, exercise, etc.) that will help you achieve and stay around that weight range.

  2. Exercise: All methods of exercise help in moving the muscles, which is drastically reduced given our sedentary lifestyle. Moving the muscle (as much and as often as possible) ensures they absorb more glucose and reduce the stress on insulin production. Something as simple as brisk walking for 30 minutes is good enough to reduce the chances of developing diabetes by 50%.

  3. Don’t be a couch potato: If watching television is your favourite pastime, it is time to change it. This puts people at risk of developing obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Also, watching television is usually associated with overeating, further adding to the risk of diabetes.

  4. Fibrous foods: Eating fibrous fruits and vegetables as compared to refined and fried foods helps prevent diabetes.

  5. Whole grains vs processed foods: When you have to choose between a pizza and a bowl of brown rice, go for the latter.

  6. Good fats vs bad fats: Polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds and help control diabetes. Trans fats present in margarine and baked foods are best avoided.

  7. Non-vegetarian foods: If you have a choice, pick fish and poultry versus red meat (processed or otherwise). The fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and helps control inflammation.

  8. Leave the whites: Get off white rice, white refined sugar and white flours. Include brown rice, brown or demerara sugar and wheat flour instead.

  9. Smoking: Quit smoking and you will note how beneficial it is in preventing diabetes.

  10. Alcohol: Moderate amount helps in effective functioning of the insulin.

If you have a family history or have risk factors, follow the above to prevent diabetes.

Sudden Weight Loss - Is it Harmful For Health?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Sudden Weight Loss - Is it Harmful For Health?

Sudden weight loss is extremely common. It is mainly adopted by people who are depressed because of their weight and want to reduce weight rapidly. There can be various reasons why people would want to adopt sudden weight loss techniques. Few of these reasons are obesity, feelings of social neglect, heart diseases and inactivity or lethargy.

Sometimes many people want to reduce weight as soon as possible. They try to lose weight by dieting or by consuming certain medications. This might result in a lot of complications such as:

  1. If you reduce weight rapidly, it might cause the skin to be left behind and also it will cause the skin to sag. This also creates stretch marks on the surface of your skin from where you intend to lose weight. This might give a very unsightly appearance to your body. So it is better to reduce weight slowly.
  2. Many people try to starve themselves while dieting to get faster results. This is extremely harmful for your body. It can result in dehydration and sometimes also lead to nausea or fainting.
  3. Rapid weight loss can also make you lose water from your body. This can be extremely detrimental for your health. It is difficult to burn a lot of calories in a short time instead you might be burning water from your body which is very harmful.
  4. Sudden weight loss is not a permanent solution. You should be very careful while adopting rapid forms of weight loss exercise or diet, you might lose weight for a limited period, but since your body isn’t trained to adapt to temporary and rapid changes, you might start gaining weight rapidly instead.
  5. Rapid weight loss can also lead to the formation of gallstones. It can also cause infection because of obstruction in the normal flow of the bile from the gallbladder to the intestine.
  6. Hair loss can also occur, if you are trying to lose weight rapidly. Protein intake gets reduced when you follow a strict diet plan for rapid weight loss. This can make your hair extremely brittle and dry hence causing it to break.

If you want to reduce weight, it is better to follow a diet chart which does not make you starve and rather balances your diet.

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Ways In Which Alcohol Affects Different Parts Of Body!

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Ways In Which Alcohol Affects Different Parts Of Body!

If you are a heavy drinker or consume alcohol regularly or frequently, you should know about the harmful effects of alcohol or how it affects your body negatively. When you drink, alcohol gets absorbed into your blood and gets distributed all over your body. Alcohol consumption may cause several physical and emotional changes, which can cause great harm to the body. There are many long-term effects of alcohol abuse, which put your health at great risk.

Here are some ways in which alcohol affects the different parts of your body:

  1. Excretory system: Excessive consumption of alcohol may cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with its functioning. As a result, pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is likely. This is a serious problem, capable of destroying the pancreas. Alcohol affects the liver severely. Excessive intake of alcohol may cause alcoholic hepatitis and lead to jaundice development. Chronic liver inflammation may cause severe scarring or cirrhosis. The formation of scar tissue may destroy your liver. When the liver and pancreas do not work properly, there is a risk of hypoglycemia. The damaged pancreas may cause unbalanced blood sugar levels, which is a serious concern.
  2. Central nervous system: Change in behaviour is one of the primary signs of alcohol being in your system. Alcohol travels through the body and quickly reaches your brain and other parts of the central nervous system or CNS. This may lead to slurred speech and it becomes harder for you to talk. Your overall body coordination is affected along with your balance and the ability to walk properly. Over drinking negatively affects your ability to think clearly, impulse control and your ability to form memories. Long term drinking shrinks the frontal lobes of the brain. Damage to the nervous system because of alcohol may cause pain, abnormal sensations in your limbs, and numbness.
  3. Digestive system: Alcohol also affects your digestive system in several ways. Alcohol can affect the entire digestive system starting from the mouth to the colon and a single incident of excessive drinking can wreck parts of the digestive tract.
  4. Organ damage: Alcohol abuse damages your salivary glands, which cause irritation in the tongue and month. This may result in gum disease, tooth disease or tooth decay. Ulcers in the oesophagus or food pipe, acid reflux and heartburn are other impacts. Excessive drinking may also lead to stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining.

Inflammation of the pancreas disrupts its ability to help the process of digestion and regulate effective metabolism. Damage to the digestive system from alcohol abuse can also cause diarrhoea, gas, abdominal fullness. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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By having viagra my sperm Will come soon or no? If it come soon then say yes if it not then say No, I want to know about knknowledg, I know it has more side effects,

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
By having viagra my sperm Will come soon or no? If it come soon then say yes if it not then say No, I want to know ab...
No it won't. Viagra helps in inducing and maintains a prolonged erection by in breast for the blood supply.
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I am 45 years old .My abdomen became distended and heavy, painful. I have taken carbovage 200 but could not get relief. Constipation is also there. I am diabetic too.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
I am 45 years old .My abdomen became distended and heavy, painful. I have taken carbovage 200 but could not get relie...
Hello lybrate-user. May be your distension is due to constipation. But better to get urself examined by a surgeon to stay safe.
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Hi I am 21 years old female. When I am getting burp a small amount of water from my throat is coming. I was diagnosed with antral gastritis 1 1/2 months back. I am taking arz-d and gastrokul. Is it a serious issue or a normal one.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Hi I am 21 years old female. When I am getting burp a small amount of water from my throat is coming. I was diagnosed...
Hello eat small fequent meals ,avoid heavy work exercise after major meals, take plenty of water, sleep 2 to 3 hrs after dinner.
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Hi Sir, My wife is 41 years old and she suffering from mucus problem. Every morning she has to take out mucus forcefully. It happens every morning. Even in office she can feel mucus coming out. She has no other problem. Please suggest medicine.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
Hi Sir, My wife is 41 years old and she suffering from mucus problem. Every morning she has to take out mucus forcefu...
Hello. Excessive mucous in mornings or frequent throat clearing could be coz of post nasal drip which can be due to nasal allergy ,polyps or deviated nasal septum or simple upper respiratory tract allergy. You need to take one X Ray PNS .and get back in private consultation.in the mean time you can try tab lorfast AM twice daily and steam inhalation twice daily .avoid cold and chilled liquids.
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