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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik

Family Medicine
San Jose, CA
17 years experience female

About

Bio

I help diabetes patients reduce or eventually stop medication by reducing blood sugars naturally. For more, visit kaushikmd.com .

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Washington

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

195 Answers
42 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Neither: None of these drugs are safe since they increase the risk of iron and B12 deficiency, pneumonia, fracture, c. difficile intestinal infection. A much s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Lower is preferred: less than 140/90 is preferred and ideally it should be less than 120/80.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Low immunity: Most gram negative bacteria that cause UTIs are part of the normal flora. They usually cause infection when body's immunity gets low or there is an im... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See a psychiatrist: You could possibly set up an appointment with a psychiatrist at HealthTap if you are afraid to talk with your PCP.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possibly, but..: Swimming in a chlorine free pool should help but swimming in chlorinated water can actually worsen it.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, change it: Stop consuming high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation. All these foods cause he... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Suspect PCOS: Low carb paleo diet (plenty of vegetables, flesh foods, eggs, olive oil, saturated fat) is the key. Inflammation causing foods such as sugar, grains,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Cyst: This sounds like Bartholin's cyst. Please see your PCP if it doesn't resolve in 7-10 days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Try fatty fish: Some people may not be able to tolerate eggs and most meats. Try consuming fatty fish and see if it helps. Also consume some sweet potato, avocado da... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Insulin resistance: The easiest way to reduce blood pressure is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein si... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume vegetables, flesh foods, oli... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need eval: Other symptoms of stomach, intestine cancer are fatigue, anemia, unintentional weight loss, loss of appetite. Please see a GI for further evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: Imbalance of good intestinal bacteria and lowered immunity cause vaginal yeast infection. Taking a good probiotic such as MegaFoods MegaFlora plus, v... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Paleo diet/low carb: The easiest way to reduce weight, cholesterol, diabetes is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Chlorine free water: Try chlorine free water ('Spring' bottled water). Consume room temperature water instead of having it hot or cold. Take a vitamin D3 supplement (10k ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Paleo diet: The best way to heal colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Irritated bladder: Irritated bladder (interstitial cystitis) causes UTI like discomfort and symptoms in the absence of actual infection. It is usually caused by irritant... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Probiotics: Take the antibiotic course from your PCP to eliminate this infection. -In general, stay away from all antibiotics since they encourage c. diff infect... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe: Yes, it can be. If you do not have light headedness, racing heart rate or any other discomfort, then do not worry about it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: lack of sunshine, resulting in low vitamin D levels in the body can cause fatigue. That's why most people feel more energetic in sunnier, warmer weath... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Eat well: Paleo diet: Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve gestational diabetes, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lenti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, change it: Any inflammatory condition, especially if longstanding, can cause depression. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
High-carb foods: Most vegans heavily rely upon grains, lentils, fruits for getting calories. These foods are very high in carbohydrates and cause elevated bad choleste... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: Taking a zinc supplement 50 mg/day (with food), vitamin D3 10k IU/day, and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they all boost im... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Low carbohydrate: The best and the easiest way to improve diabetes is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk pr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
20-40 minutes: You get most benefit by doing moderate intensity exercise for 20 minutes per day. Avoid exceeding 40 minutes/day.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Rest, sunshine: Rest, ice/heat whichever feels better, bracing, sunshine for 30-60 min/day at noon. Alternatively, vit D3 10k IU/day for 1-2 months since vitamin D is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Likely: Sunshine helps synthesize vitamin D in our body and boosts our immunity. Laying on the beach should help you feel better and get over your cold faster... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possibly: High triglycerides are caused by high carbohydrate load in the body that causes inflammation in various parts of the body. Reducing carbohydrates (gr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Paleo diet/low carb: The easiest way to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Paleo diet: The easiest way to improve digestion, diabetes, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost your immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day ("Now") and a good probiotic ("MegaFoods MegaFlora Plus") daily might... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possibly..: Long walks in the airport can worsen the inflammation by straining the joint
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid gluten containing foods. Getting 30 -45 min of suns... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Lifestyle change: Low carb diet (plenty of flesh foods, eggs, vegetables, olive oil, some saturated fat) is the key. Inflammation causing foods such as grains, lentils... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, and a good probiotic daily might help solve... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet: Healthy diet is the key: avoid sugar, wheat, milk/cheese. Consume plenty of non-starchy vegetables, coconut oil, butter/ghee, olive oil. Applying a s... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Natural soaps: Dr Bonner's unscented soap or similar ones that are made from all natural ingredients. Probonix probiotics and vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day also help to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, vitamin D3 10k IU/day, and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since they boost immunity and re... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good food: The easiest way to improve digestion, reduce weight, cholesterol, is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk pro... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes d... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good food: The easiest way to improve digestion is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) s... Read More

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
Very knowlegable and compassionate answers. Good patient educator.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Wow! It's so good to hear that these changes I'm feeling are actually working. Thank you so much for the help and I will definitely read the article!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you so much! i will definitely follow your advise. Thanks again!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for your comprehensive and timely response. Much appreciated

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

GRANT MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2011

Awards

Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, California - Winter
2016
Top Family Physician, Second Place, the San Jose Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, Second Place, the San Jose Region - Fall
2017
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