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Dr. Vandana Dhaktode

Gynaecologist, Thane

Dr. Vandana Dhaktode Gynaecologist, Thane
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Dr. Vandana Dhaktode is a trusted Gynaecologist in Dombivali, Thane. You can visit her at Sai Shraddha Hospital in Dombivali, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vandana Dhaktode on Lybrate.com.

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Why Women Are More Vulnerable to Heart Diseases Post Menopause

DM (CARDIOLOGY), MD (MEDICINE), MBBS
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Why Women Are More Vulnerable to Heart Diseases Post Menopause

Menopause brings about a lot of changes in a woman's body. It not only signifies the end of her fertility and child bearing days, but it is a sign of growing age and the body progressing in a new direction of aches, pains and vulnerability. While some of these are natural, others can prove to be dangerous as it significantly increases the risk of heart disease (unlike common myths, women do get heart attacks). The risk factor is also goes up if the woman suffers from diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. One of the widely known, but well ignored fact remains that women with a sedentary lifestyle increase their risk and vulnerability to all of these diseases. A family history in heart disease can also turn into a risk factor when menopause sets in.

The natural age of menopause is considered to be around 50 and when a woman reaches this age, the estrogen levels in her body experience a sharp drop. This hormone is partly responsible in maintaining heart health in women. Other factors that are triggered during menopause include changes in body fat distribution from a gynoid to an android pattern, reduced glucose tolerance, abnormal plasma lipids, increased blood pressure, increased sympathetic tone, endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation. 

Experiencing menopause? Here's how you can lower your risk of heart disease

A healthy lifestyle never comes by accident, only by choice. And this is an essential key in controlling diseases that come as a side effect of menopause too. Here are some thing you can do:

  1. Walk / Exercise: This isn't a 5-day week practice. You need to exercise throughout the week in order to maintain heart health. It helps your heart to pump blood through your body and also reduces risks to other diseases like high blood pressure and cholesterol. One key benefit is that it helps keeps the weight off - that should be good reason to walk an extra mile.
  2. Choose a healthy diet: Most people mistake a diet to be about not eating the things you really like. A good diet can be made very tasty and can also be portioned in such a way that it leaves less room for craving. As always avoid the junk, deep fries and extra helping of cheese.
  3. Hormonal therapy: There has been contradicting evidence on hormonal replacement therapy for estrogen can lower the risk of heart disease. Some women continue to be advised this treatment based on their particular case history, especially for women who undergo surgical menopause (when the uterus and other reproductive organs many have to be removed due to life threatening conditions like cancer).
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PHD
Doctor, Delhi
3 FALSE BELIEFS ABOUT HAPPINESS THAT MAKE US UNHAPPY

Happiness is the greatest pursuit of life. Some people want their dream job, others want to find their soul mate, but in reality, we are all just searching for happiness and joy. Without happiness (or at least the hope of happiness), life almost becomes meaningless.

Here is the truth about happiness:

The number 1 thing preventing people from living truly happy lives comes down to their belief about what happiness actually is. When you have the wrong idea about what happiness is, you will end up spending your whole life either looking for something in the wrong place or looking for something which never even existed to begin with.

Let?s go over some common false beliefs about happiness.

Here are 3 false beliefs that sabotage the happiness of many:

1) Happiness is an emotion
The biggest false belief about happiness is that happiness is an emotion that comes in your energy field, when in reality, it is a state of being and a way of life. When you receive something you want or see someone you like, you experience the emotion of happiness in your energy field. You watch it arise, feel it flow through you, and then watch your energy field relax once it leaves.When we believe that happiness is THIS emotion, we become attached to always trying to keep that emotion alive in our energy field, which causes us stress and anxiety due to expectation and attachment.
We then beat ourselves up for not feeling ?happy? enough, which causes even more unhappiness.What if happiness is actually a skillset and a way of interacting with the world as opposed to being a phenomenal emotion? What if it is a way of life and a state of mind? When we stop looking at happiness as being the same as the experience of the emotion of happiness, we can then align our lives with a deeper pursuit of holistic fulfillment.

2) Happiness comes with external gain
We are taught from birth that happiness comes from career, wealth, looks, possessions, accomplishments, achievements, and relationships. There are many, MANY people who have everything they want in life, and deep down they are seriously unhappy.
Why is this?
Happiness is a matter of spirituality, self-realization, and a relationship with your own soul.
It?s an inside job.
Looking towards external things to fulfill your souls desire for happiness is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping bread all over your body.

3) If you are happy, you don?t experience things like sadness or depression
Another false belief is that being happy means you never experience things like sadness, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, or frustration.
We tend to think of a ?happy? life as one consisting of rainbows, butterflies, and lollipops.
But what if a happy life is a balanced, holistic life?
What if sadness, depression, and anxiety are actually necessary in the pursuit of happiness?
When we believe that living a happy life and experiencing negative emotions are incompatible, we condemn ourselves for failing to live in a blissful state all the time.
In reality, being happy involves the experience of the whole spectrum of emotions, and the transmutation of those into a higher self-understanding.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which,
if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Happiness, simply put, is about your relationship to the contents of your present moment.
It doesn?t matter what the contents are, it only matters how you react and relate to those contents in your mind and energy field.
Sleep well.
Eat well.
Communicate well.
And most importantly, take time to become still, present, and meditative.
Feed your soul with stillness, and you may just find that ?happiness? has been there buried under thoughts and mental programs all along.
If you want to experience deep, unmoving happiness,think of it this way.
Less presents,more presence.

I am in a 5 months pregnancy. Facing some breathing problems like oxygen deficiency. How can I treat myself from this?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am in a 5 months pregnancy. Facing some breathing problems like oxygen deficiency.
How can I treat myself from this?
Hello, if your spo2 is decreasing then you need to be placed on oxygen and get a complete evaluation done by your doctor.
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Hi. I usually have 26-28 day regular period but last month I had period on 35th day. What is the reason. please tell. When will I get my next period for 28 or 35 days.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi. I usually have 26-28 day regular period but last month I had period on 35th day. What is the reason. please tell....
If your menses had beed regular till now and only first time it had gone to 35 days, it is absolutely normal. As such 35 days is the higher limit of normal. You do not need to take any tests or treatment for the same as it can happen because of temporary changes in the hormones or because of stress. All these problems are self corrected by body and your menses will come on time next month.
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Hello I am bharti and suffering from pcod. Since from the last 1 year trying to conceive but failed. I also gone thru follicular monitoring but ovulation occurred without medicine and I don't know what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hello I am bharti and suffering from pcod. Since from the last 1 year trying to conceive but failed. I also gone thru...
Please If ovulation is occurring regularly, have intercourse during ovulation period Can take Cap evecare by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths Ashokarishta 20 ml twice a day for 3 months.
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I'm 26 years old married women. I got married before 2 months on February. Now I'm having pain in my both breast from few days.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following causes of breast pain -- You're PMSing - The most common cause of breast pain is a change in hormones that comes along with your period. This normal body response to shifts in estrogen typically manifests in swelling and tenderness on the day before your period begins and the first day of your flow This type of boob soreness is called cyclic pain, since it's related to your menstrual cycle. You're Upping Your Workouts You Pulled Something Your Bra Doesn't Fit Properly Your Sweat Session Lacks Support You Have Lumpy Breasts Take Belladonna 30 - thrice daily 4 pills for next 3-4 days Continue treatment.
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I'm 25 unmarried girl, having pcos problems. I have facial hair growth over curly n chin. N irregularities of period. I have tested and report is high level of testosterone hormones.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I'm 25 unmarried girl, having pcos problems.
I have facial hair growth over curly n chin. N irregularities of period....
Hi Santosh problem of PCOD is associated with high androgen which leads to excess of hair growth on body.,which can be treaed with laser. You can have irregular and delayed periods, you may need treatment to conceive due to anovulation.
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My friend's daughter at the age of 18 years lost her periods. She is now 24 years of age. We tried lot of treatment, from homeopathic, allopathic. Now she is under medication from a senior gynecologist They say that her uterus is good but her fertility rate is poor. After her marriage she will have to take IV treatment. Please suggest whether she will be ok.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
My friend's daughter at the age of 18 years lost her periods. She is now 24 years of age.

We tried lot of treatment,...
She has no periods. I advise you to do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid non veg and eggs. Keep your weight normal as compared to your height.
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My gf got pregnant its conformed by urine test. Right now its not correct time for baby v want to abort how to abort naturally last period was 28 march. Suggest me quick plz.

Obstetrician, Pune
Hello lybrate-user. As you have written that your girl friend is pregnant and confirmation is done by urine pregnancy test. I advice you to take her for ultrasonography with the letter of obstetrician, USG will give very clear idea about the duration of pregnancy and location of the pregnancy. If her pregnancy size is small and intra uterine then she can undergo medical termination of pregnancy under the care of experienced obstetrician. She should do haemogram and blood group before this procedure.
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One year crossed, trying for baby Last period date of her is 05 nov 2016 Her cycle is 30 days What is the exact dates to have sex and it is ok to have daily from 5th day to till 30th day.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Yamunanagar
One year crossed, trying for baby Last period date of her is 05 nov 2016
Her cycle is 30 days What is the exact dates...
Dear .as one year has passed with regular intercourse without concieving you need to get certain tests done for yourself n your wife .also intercourse with maximum benefit from day 12 to 18.
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Does vagina becomes tight when do not do sex for 1. Year but before this I do sex once in a month for 1 year.

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
Yes. Vagina is an elastic tube. If you do not use it, it will become tight. But you need to understand that sometimes the painfull intercourse might be due to lack of lubrication, in which case using the right lubricant will ease the intercourse. You also need to relax as sometimes resumption of sex after a long gap can give rise to vaginismus, which is psychological in cause leading to a spasm of vaginal muscles.
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Hi I'm 25yr old married women. How to calculate the ovulation time to get pregnant easy nd faster? or wt to do to get pregnant faster?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi I'm 25yr old married women.
How to calculate the ovulation time to get pregnant easy nd faster?
or wt to do to get...
Ovulation time is 14 days prior to next expected period, means in woman having regular 28 days cycle around 14 days after last period. Intercourse around this time gives better chance of pregnancy. Only after waiting for 1 to 2 years if you are not pregnant meet gynaecologist. Or you may go for non-invasive tests earlier like semen routine of husband and serial ultrasonography of your for ovulation.
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Hello doctor I'm 24 years old female. Last month I took loette contraceptive pills. Got periods on 11th April. But this month I'm trying to conceive not taking loette. But today I am getting period again. Only 20 days gap. I think this happens by the side effects of contraceptive pill. Is this true? I want to get pregnant. Kindly reply me.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello doctor I'm 24 years old female. Last month I took loette contraceptive pills. Got periods on 11th April. But th...
Hello, there can be some disturbance in cycle some time. Wait for one more cycle and do not worry about it now.
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Hi doctor. Tomorrow was my periods date but I did not got my periods. Feeling bit nausea also. What should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi doctor. Tomorrow was my periods date but I did not got my periods. Feeling bit nausea also. What should I do.
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood to establish your flow by regulating metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish your body.  * go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve, improving Oxygen volume in blood in order, to establish your smooth flow, improving haemoglobin level. * your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. •TK, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts to improve your haemoglobin to release your flow, timely. • Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Sepia200 -6 pills, thrice. * Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs.• °Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion •Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up.•Tk, care,
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Did You Know: GHEE Promotes Weight loss? 4 Reasons You Must Have Ghee

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Did You Know: GHEE Promotes Weight loss? 4 Reasons You Must Have Ghee

4 Reasons you SHOULD have your meals with ghee

Full of nutrients, ghee or clarified butter comes with an assortment of health benefits. Despite its vast nutrient content, most people avoid ghee, believing that it is fattening. This is in fact not entirely true! Here’s why you should consider adding a dollop of ghee to your meals. 

1. Good for your brain: Ghee is an excellent source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which help in the proper functioning of your brain and nervous system. Furthermore, these fats can also decrease your risk of getting brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

2. Strengthens your immunity: Ghee is rich in nutrients like CLA and K2 that give it its anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Also, the presence of these nutrients helps ghee in strengthening your immune system so as to keep diseases at bay. 
Additionally, several studies show that the butyric acid (acid that helps in controlling metabolism) content of ghee also helps in fortifying your immune system as it enables the creation of killer T cells (a type of white blood cells) in the stomach.


3. Promotes weight loss: Contrary to popular belief, the inclusion of ghee in your diet can also help in reducing fat cells in your body, leading to loss of weight. It does so by improving the functioning of your gall bladder, so that the bile that is produced is able to break down the fats that are digested. As your meals get easily digested, your body’s metabolism levels also increase significantly. 
Moreover, it contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs) that are responsible for augmenting your body’s metabolic processes. Several researches indicate that these fatty acids have the ability to burn calories and bringing about weight loss. While decreasing hunger, they are also responsible for oxidation of fats that get accumulated in your body.

4. Helps in digestion: Ghee regulates the secretion of stomach acid, which gives you a stronger appetite, while helping you to properly digest your food. Furthermore, when added to foods like khichdi or puran poli, it could help you to digest these better. If you suffer from low levels of butyric acid production, it can significantly perk up your butyric acid production by improving the functioning of your digestive tract. Butyric acid is highly important as it strengthens the walls of your intestines, while being an energy source for your body. 

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Hi my periods r irregular n m unable to conceive would you please suggest me some tablets for conceiving or getting my periods regular.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi my periods r irregular n m unable to conceive would you please suggest me some tablets for conceiving or getting m...
hello. PCOD is a life style disease in women where hormonal imbalance is a major concern. your testosterone levels would have to be brought under control with low dose of pills, myoinositol supplementation and diet with exercise to control weight. this shall be for three to six months to regularize your menses before you would be able to conceive
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I have period from two month continued in ech drop on the ehole day what should i can

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have period from two month continued in ech drop on the ehole day what should i can
Hello. Do you have any history of irregular periods? Were you on any medication? The irregular menses are since your menarche (i.e. since menstrual cycle has started)? It could be due to simple nutritional deficiency or may be some other cause. First start taking homoeopathic treatment - Five Phos. and Alfaalfa Tonic - both thrice for 1 month. There after revert me back.
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HI, I am 25 years old. I am married 2.5 years ago. We are practicing sex daily but no results. Is it necessary to do sex in Periods. What should we do?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
HI, I am 25 years old. I am married 2.5 years ago. We are practicing sex daily but no results. Is it necessary to do ...
Hi lybrate-user, if you are trying for baby and no success then you should do some basic hormonal profile test and fallopian tubes testing and semen analysis of the husband. Once reports in hand I can guide you further.
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