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Yoga is an ancient Indian science that involves various mental, physical, and spiritual practices and disciplines. It has gained prominence in the medical field because of its numerous psychological and physical benefits. It includes many asanas, pranayama, and meditation.

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Can smoking cause clubbed nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. All of my fingers are clubbed. My nails have become wide and thick giving them an abnormal round appearance. The skin above my cuticles is slightly raised and red. My nails do not extend straight out, but they curve d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your nails and fingers, and it is in fact clubbing. The cause is smoking-induced lung damage and bronchiectasis. Regarding the reversibility, we cannot be sure at this moment, as it wi...  Read Full »

Will anxiety likely to cause changes in blood report values?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. My main problem in life seems to be way too much anxiety. That is the main reason I went to the doctor to get a blood test. I got my blood and urine tests reports and these are the things that I think should be noted. Good LDL cholesterol: 106 mg/dl (should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, your reports are all normal except for some infection in the urine. For that, I advise a test called urine culture sensitivity and revert back with the report. Your triglyceride is slightly low. That does not mean anything. It does not mean you have a ...  Read Full »

I have a headache after performing inversion method yoga. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done the inversion method in yoga for the last six days. Now, I have got pain in my head and eyes. What can I do now?   Read Full »

Dr. Santhosh M D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All kinds of yoga postures are not recommended for everyone. Beginners should never try tough postures. Always remember that yoga is not just performing tough postures. The definition of yoga posture says that sthira sukham asana. That means asana is the posture b...  Read Full »

I have erection problems. How to manage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old. My weight is 75 kg and my height is 6 feet. I have no diabetes or BP, but have asthma and it is under control. I am facing problems in getting erections. It is getting worse with time. Please suggest some treatment for this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have given very little information regarding your query. You have not given information regarding your education, marital status, number of children and profession. Actually all these things are important in the management in erectile dysfunction. Please answer my ...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old feeling low and irritated. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and always feeling low and irritated. My stress levels are high and I do not know what to do. I have tried yoga, and music therapy and I want to know if there are any remedies or proper treatments for this. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern about feeling low, irritable, and experiencing high levels of stress. Your low mood, irritability, and high stress could be symptoms of various conditions, including depression, anxiety, or stress disorders. A comprehen...  Read Full »

I have been having diabetes for the past four years. Can it affect my mental health?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diabetes for the last four years, which is under control. I would like to know if my mental health would be affected gradually as my diabetes becomes chronic. Can I try yoga to maintain good physical and mental health?  Read Full »

Dr. Gangavati Geeta Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding the long-term effects of having diabetes. Diabetes is nothing but a condition in which the body is unable to bring down blood glucose on its own and hence it needs outside help that is medications and insulin. The end goal here is t...  Read Full »

My friend has epilepsy and anxiety issues. Can yoga help with it?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend has epilepsy and experiences anxiety, and they are interested in trying yoga for overall well-being. Can you explain how yoga might impact individuals with epilepsy, especially concerning seizures and anxiety? Furthermore, are there neurology-based considerations or precaution...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Yoga is a holistic practice that combines physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation to promote overall health and well-being. While yoga is generally considered safe for most people, individuals with epil...  Read Full »

Please tell me some ayurveda medicine for chikungunya.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom and my 15 year old sister are suffering from chikungunya. Please suggest some ayurveda remedies or medicine for chikungunya. Also, please suggest any preventive medicines as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Santhosh M D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We cannot do much things with ayurveda when the condition is acute. But, there are a lot of things that you can do to cure after effects of chikungunya and to prevent it. My advice is to get ayurveda medicines from some recommended and renowned ayurveda pharmacies.   Read Full »

What are the possible causes of my terrible headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. My height is 5'7" (171 cm), and weight is 135 pounds. Around five months back, I started becoming extremely fatigued and had occasional headaches. As headache was not often and not bad enough, I never really thought much about it. The fatigue was the worst part. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most probably it is a tension headache, even if you do not have any apparent stress or anxiety. The type of headache you're experiencing is quite common. It's essential to first check your hemoglobin levels; if they're low, correcting them can be crucial in addressing th...  Read Full »

I am suffering from anxiety and fear. Please advise.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 32 years old and I weigh 80kg. I am married and I am working with a telecom company. I got married six months back and my problem is anxiety and fear. I am not able to drive because of fear. Headache, blurred vision, shortness of breath are my problems. Among them, fear is the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the available description it appears to be Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) which is a kind of anxiety disorder that needs long term treatment. I would like to tell you that GAD is a kind of relapsing and remitting disorder and needs both medications as well as ...  Read Full »

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