Dr. Rachna Pande

Be aware of metabolic complications of diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Frequency of urination, increased appetite and increased thirst are the common problems which occur due to diabetes. Apart from these, there can be many other problems needing urgent medical attention. Diabetic individuals mostly know about...

Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

What are the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I’m 23 years old and a few weeks pregnant with my first child but I do not know what to expect. I live alone and don’t have many people to talk to. What are some things that I should avoid or get into? How soon should I start antenatal? Is there something I can take that...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Be aware of metabolic complications of diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Frequency of urination, increased appetite and increased thirst are the common problems which occur due to diabetes. Apart from these, there can be many other problems needing urgent medical attention. Diabetic individuals mostly know about...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

How bad can fibroids get?

Dear Doctor, I have had fibroids for more than two years. I was advised to have an operation, however, due to financial constraints; I have not been able to do so. I have one child but no plans of having others, so I feel like I can have the operation when I get the money, which may not be soon....

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

Coping with depression

Depression is a state of despondency or dejection. Sickness, a major accident, death of a loved one, financial crisis, all these kind of situations can lead one to depression. Mostly this is short lived. But some continue to suffer from depression with no known valid reason. Such people become...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why is my menstrual cycle erratic?

Dear Doctor, I think I have the most irregular menstrual cycle ever. Sometimes I go two days, sometimes a week! Sometimes I skip a month and sometimes it comes twice! Even the flow is inconsistent. Some days it is heavy, others very light. What is the reason behind this? How can I get a normal...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tension neck syndrome

Tension neck syndrome is a term that encompasses a variety of disorders involving the neck and shoulder areas, collectively called “cervicobrachial” – cervico (neck) and brachial (shoulder or arm). These terms describe an element of neck and shoulder pain (cervicobrachial) due to...

Monday, September 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

How can I lose weight after child birth?

Dear Doctor, After giving birth to my third child, losing the weight, especially around my belly, has been impossible. My child is now two years old. It was easy the first two times; I sort of lost the weight with very little effort. The belly fat is my biggest issue. I had a caesarean this time...

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

How low blood pressure is harmful

Blood pressure is the force against which blood flows in the blood vessels of the body providing blood along with necessary oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body. The blood pressure should within normal limits for good functioning of the body. Whereas high blood pressure is harmful and...

Monday, August 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ways to manage fatigue

The term “fatigue” means extreme tiredness. After working for a long time continuously, cells are deprived of oxygen and products of metabolism tend to accumulate inside the body tissues and cells. This is the cause of sense of fatigue. Capability to do work varies from person to...

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Fungal infections

Smelly feet are a common problem for which many seek consultation. This occurs due to fungal infection. Fungi are one of the infectious agents that can infect the body. They can affect any external or internal part of the body. The most visible and common manifestation is infection of the skin....

Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

My breasts ache after breastfeeding

Dear Doctor, I just had my first child. She is only a week old. However, my breasts hurt so much when I try to feed her. I noticed that the nipple area is sore and sometimes the pain is so unbearable that I’m forced to give her formula. I really want to breastfeed my child but is there...

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is a condition of congestion and inflammation of the air sinuses in the skull. Air sinuses are air filled spaces in the bones of the skull. They are useful to keep the skull light and also maintain the pressure of the skull to keep brain floating. They dampen the auditory...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Beware of metabolic syndrome

Modern technology and lifestyle trends have made life very comfortable for men. But on the other hand it has given rise to many health-related problems, which are preventable. Metabolic syndrome is one of them. Metabolic syndrome is the term coined for the combination of problems which occurs...

Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why does my baby snore?

Dear Doctor,My two-year-old daughter started snoring. It’s been a month and the snoring keeps getting louder. Sometimes she sounds like she is having difficulty breathing. But she doesn’t have the flu. Does she have nasal problems that need to be checked out? I’ve tried giving her...

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

How noise pollution affects your health

The level of noise has increased in the world, along with development. Ring tones of mobile devices, sounds emanating from radio, television, computers, loud speakers, music systems, sound by traffic, sounds of construction works, machines, electronic devices and human conversations, among others,...

Monday, July 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

How can I deal with my baby's cold?

Dear Doctor,My three-week-old baby recently caught the flu from his two-year-old sister. I spend sleepless nights watching over him. I, however, would like you to recommend something that will help his blocked nose. He has difficulty breathing through his mouth. Everything I’ve read online...

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why herpes zoster is a common problem

Herpes Zoster, (shingles or zona) is an infectious illness, where a nerve or nerve root is affected causing severe burning pain on the affected part of the body. It is a viral infection caused by the chicken pox virus, i.e. the varicella zoster virus. One may have infection with chicken pox early...

Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

Is it menopause causing my voice to become hoarse?

Dear Doctor, I recently noticed change in my voice as it is becoming hoarse. Now that I have begun my menopause, should I take it as the cause or is there need to seek medication. Harriet Dear Harriet, Change of voice and hoarseness is indeed a symptom of menopause, which is often overlooked....

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Strengthen the mind with yoga

The international yoga day has just passed by on 21st June. The purpose of it is to remind people of the importance of yoga in our daily lives. It is useful not only for physical fitness but mental health also. Urban life styles have created much stress in minds of majority people, the result of...

Monday, July 3, 2017, 12:00 AM