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Hi doctor, this is sanjana. I have one doubt on blood infection. My brother blood culture report got negative. Is this report indicates blood infection?
Opthamologist: The best plan would be an opthamologic evaluation. The eye doctor can assess it further and present possible treatment options. ...Read more
Hi sir, this is sanjay, my problem is that I'm very slim. So please suggest me the diet. My age is32 yrs & height is 5.8 ft weight- 52 kgs?
Nutritionist: A slender build is different than weight loss. If you have experienced unexpected weight loss see your doctor! If you are serious about improving your body composition, you will need a customized approach that fits into your life style. A nutritionist or personal trainer can work with your doctor to create a plan for success. You must start by making nutrition and exercise a priority in your life. ...Read more
Old blood: Blood has iron in it and the older the blood is and the longer it sits free the darker it gets. It generally goes from bright red to dark red, to brown and eventually blackish in color. It has to do with oxidation of the iron. ...Read more
Dr. Sanjay kumar you answered that my mixed mania bipolar could be wrong dx. What else could it be? Also I am seeing a psychiatrist & on meds not wrkin
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder with manic or hypomanic phase can be mistaken by ahdh predominantly hyperactive, hyperthyroidism, cushing disease (excessive cortisol produced by supra renal glands) or other hyper metabolic states. Many times could be misdiagnosed as schizophreniform disorder, or delusional disorder, due to grandiosity and psychotic ideation. The lack of response to treatment is not diagnostic. ...Read more
I heard on a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN that some doctors think any oil, even olive oil, increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Is it true?
It's still a fat: Any type of oil is still a fat, high in calories which can ultimately contribute to overweight/obesity and thereby heart disease. Some oils have a better profile of fats, meaning saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats, but all contribute calories. Olive oil may just be the lesser of several evils. ...Read more