Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile
MD, DCP, DNB (Path)
Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.
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Being mindful reduces distressing menopausal symptoms such as anxiety, depression and irritability and helps improve the quality of life in these women. Mindfulness can be used as a tool to treat menopausal symptoms.
Doctors should advise and be actively involved in exercise programs for diabetic patients in order to achieve better control of blood sugar and improved heart health which in turn improves patient survival.
HER2-positive breast cancer is characterized by excessive production of the HER2 protein by the breast cancer cells. It is diagnosed by immunological tests and treated by novel targeted therapies.
Formation of microplastic due to plastic degradation poses a huge threat to humans and the environment. Recently, new methods have been developed to identify and quantify microplastic to better understand their effects.
Vitamin D supplementation in a certain set of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) protects them from potentially fatal acute aggravations of their lung disease.