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Dr. Abhay Gungurthi

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Abhay Gungurthi is one of the best Endocrinologists in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Abhay Gungurthi at Shishira Womens & Cardiac Centre in Banashankari, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Abhay Gungurthi on Lybrate.com.

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I m suffering from thyroid. It has been 8 months it is continuing. Because of this my weight has also increased. Please suggest me which exercise can I do to stop it. My medicine is going on. I m taking 50mg thyroxine.

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I m suffering from thyroid. It has been 8 months it is continuing. Because of this my weight has also increased. Plea...
Have you checked ur thyroid status Is it normal after taking treatment Generally with thyroid treatment weight becomes normal Maybe ur taking insufficient dosage of thyroid

I am Diabetic from past 15years, Now its curable with surgery gastric bypass. Please suggest that is this safe and after this I can have quality life.

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Dear, Being an Ayurvedic Super Specialist I can suggest you wonderful AYURVEDIC medicine for your DIABETIC. But let me know your blood report :- HbA1c . Send reports using private consultation feature on Android app. Send to my Email:-drvsrao58@ gmail.com .

I am 34 years old suffering from diabetes type 1. I am suffering from joint pain.

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I am 34 years old suffering from diabetes type 1. I am suffering from joint pain.
If you are a diabetic then it is very important for you to do some regular physical exercise so the tone of your muscles remains good. Well toned muscles will prevent joint pain. This is a common cause, but in diabetics vit d3 deficiency is common, it reflects in form of such aches and pains. Please get your vitamins d3 checked, if it is low, take proper supplements by consulting a near by doctor.

She is suffering from thyroid its 13 how to reduce thyroid and how to loose weight.

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She is suffering from thyroid its 13 how to reduce thyroid and how to loose weight.
Pay close attention to your food choice. ·        Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·        While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·        Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry. Kindly upload your Thyroid profile reports and revert.

I am 46 years old & suffering from sugar last two years. Problem is that I am not taking any medicine I taking only mix ayurvedic churn our sugar blood level in control. I am taking some sweet every day. I wants your suggestion.

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I am 46 years old & suffering from sugar last two years. Problem is that  I am not taking any medicine I taking only ...
Initial phase diabetes can be controlled by diet & exercise. You should keep an eye on hba1c level periodically and can start medication accordingly.

My future wife's Mom and her MoM's Mother has diabetes. Are there chances my wife will also get this.

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My future wife's Mom and her MoM's Mother has diabetes. Are there chances my wife will also get this.
In India any body including you can have diabetes. Because it is genetic problem and we all have same gene.

IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem. HOW TO OVER COME IT.

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IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem.
HOW TO OVER COME IT.
Hello- Its a fact not a myth. Healthy body metabolism can produce a healthy sexual system. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and is always associated with sex problems like early ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or loss of interest in sex. Normal sex medicines will not be beneficial in a diabetic person. You need to start specialized Vajikarana treatment of ayurveda which contains aphrodisiacs specially made of the diabetic patients.

I am 24 year married girl my tsh is 13 and t3, t4 are Normal now I am taking tyrope 50 mg tablet since from 15 day do I get any difficulty to become pregnant.

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I am 24 year married girl my tsh is 13 and t3, t4 are Normal now I am taking tyrope 50 mg tablet since from 15 day do...
Dear user with the information provided it appears that you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Please understand that you are not going to get any difficulty conceiving but it will be advisable if you can post pone it till your tsh levels are well under control to prevent any un foreseen neurological changes in the new born. Will advise to get your tsh levels approx 4 weeks after the date you started your treatment and revert back to me in person so that I can advise you accordingly.

Suffering from thyroid and I have put on weight but I have to reduce my weight with proper diet, kindly provide me food chart and workouts.

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Suffering from thyroid and I have put on weight but I have to reduce my weight with proper diet, kindly provide me fo...
Your wt gain is due to tyroid issue. You should controll it first. Yoga pranayam will helps you better in both cases 1) stretching exercises 10 minutes. 2) brisk walk 5 km daily or 25 minutes 3) yoga- surya namaskar & different yogasana for 25 minutes.

Hello, I am 24 years old female, my sugar level is 99 when I checked in lab because I was feeling low. Is there any problem with this glucose level it is post meal. I have diabetes patients in my family so I am really worried about this. Why am I feeling so low?

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Hello, I am 24 years old female, my sugar level is 99 when I checked in lab because I was feeling low. Is there any p...
Please No need to worry Please You can avoid diabetes, which is familial in your family by. Go for morning and evening walk daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take salads vegetables juices and soups regularly Avoid ready made sweets,

How Diabetes Affect Females- Facts You Must Know

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Diabetes is a public health concern that is rapidly rising in numbers across the world due to higher stress levels and the industrialization of most economies all across the world. Although medication and early diagnosis have been able to stop diabetes-related problems and reduce deaths occurring from it, it still remains a problem as it severely reduces the quality of life.

Diabetes poses some unique risks for women as compared to men. There are some problems areas created by diabetes which are common in both men and women and there are certain problems which are very unique to women. Let s look at some of the facts and figures as mentioned below-

Incidence Of Diabetes

Women are prone to diabetes as much as men are in most populations. Although specifically in India, according to a study conducted in 2014, about 7.1% of the population gets affected in total. However, in certain populations, it has been seen that the incidence of diabetes among women tends to be higher than men.

Race as a Factor -

Some races tend to be even more predisposed to diabetes than others such as Pacific islanders, some people of South American descent such as Mexicans, South Asians and people of African descent. Some of the risk factors for this could be

Diet

A culture of no exercising among some groups

Prevalence and preference for a sedentary lifestyle

Industrialized societies and urbanization which lead to poor eating habits

Higher percentage of body fat

Hereditary factors

PCOS and Diabetes

PCOS is a disorder that disrupts a woman s endocrine system and increases her levels of androgens, or male hormones.

This disruption can cause irregular menstruation, excessive hair growth, acne, and obesity. It can also impact a woman s ability to have a child. It s often diagnosed when small pockets of fluid appear in a woman s ovaries during an ultrasound.

While the cause of PCOS remains unknown, it s believed that insulin resistance, which leads to high levels of insulin, as well as low-grade inflammation and hereditary factors, may all play a role.

How does PCOS relate to Diabetes?

Insulin resistance can create an adverse reaction involving the immune system and help bring about type-2 diabetes.

Type-2 diabetes is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to insulin, an inadequate amount of insulin is made, or both.

While type-2 diabetes is typically preventable or manageable through exercise and a proper diet, research shows that PCOS is a strong independent risk factor for developing diabetes. In fact, women who experience PCOS in young adulthood are at an elevated risk for diabetes and potentially fatal heart problems later in life.

It is advisable that you take steps to control insulin levels in any case.

Impact of Diabetes on Sex Life -

Sex is good for diabetes. It's good for your heart and blood flow, helps you sleep, and boosts your mood.

If you have diabetes and have had painful sex or trouble getting aroused, though, sex may not seem too sexy. About 35% of women with diabetes seem to have sexual issues. That doesn't mean you have to live with them. There's help to get your sex life going again.

Sexual Challenges For Women :

Vaginal Dryness. This is the biggest sexual complaint in women with diabetes. Vaginal dryness is, this twice as likely if you have diabetes. If you are in menopause or postmenopause, less estrogen may be the cause. If you aren't, damage to the nerves that lubricate your vagina may be. Vaginal dryness can become a painful cycle. If sex hurts because of it, you may tense up during sex, causing more pain, or avoid sex altogether.
Vaginal Infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) may make sex painful. Yeast infections can also cause pain during sex, as well as vaginal dryness. If you have poorly controlled diabetes, you're more likely to have yeast and other vaginal infections.The burning and pain can make sex very uncomfortable -- and when there is chronic infection, there is chronic discomfort that can cause a woman to avoid sex for long periods of time.
Avoiding sex may only make the problem worse.

Diabetes and Pregnancy -

Diabetes can affect a person without warning and sometimes may even occur without any family history. For a woman of child bearing age, this is stressful as the desire to become a mother and the thought of bringing harm to the child. Although the risks associated with pregnancy in a diabetic woman can t be ignored, the number of misconceptions is huge and adds to the stress. However, the situation is not as bad as it is made out. A diabetic woman can get pregnant and deliver healthy babies. You just need to take certain precautions to become a mother.

How Diabetes Affects Pregnancy?

The most commonly seen complications of diabetes are those that affect the kidney, eyes and the nervous system. These are also known as diabetic-nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy respectively. After delivery the symptoms might disappear; however, treatment may be required. Ensure that you inform your doctor about any changes in your body as they can be symptoms of a condition. Common conditions seen among mothers are:

Urinary tract infection leading to fever.

High blood pressure leading to fluid build up.

Swelling in limbs and face.

Protein excretion in urine.

Carpal tunnel syndrome leading to numbness & tingling in hands.

Build-up of ketone bodies.

Risk of premature delivery or requirement of c-section.

If undetected for long, there could be worsening of eye problems, nerve damage and severe kidney disorder. Medication may be provided, including suggestion for having complete bed rest, early admission to the hospital or early delivery.

Unchecked diabetes can also put the baby at risks such as:

High blood sugar levels leading to fat accumulation in shoulders and trunk.

Low blood sugar level after birth.

Still birth.

Jaundice.

Risk of getting obese or diabetic later in life.

Macrosomia (having a large baby)

Birth defects (not usually a risk for women with gestational diabetes)

Respiratory distress syndrome (difficulty breathing)

Target blood glucose goals before getting pregnant:

Pre-meal (before eating): 60-119 mg/dl

1 hour after meals: 100-149 mg/dl

Can Diabetic Women have Normal Pregnancy?

Most women look to this moment with equal parts fear, dread, and excitement. While many women with diabetes have a vaginal birth without complications, the chances of having a cesarean section or having labor induced before your due date are increased. That's partly because women with diabetes are more likely than others to have large babies, in which case vaginal delivery can damage the baby's collarbone or shoulders. It's also because diabetes and obesity increase a woman's risk for high blood pressure and a condition called preeclampsia (see box). These conditions often require early delivery to prevent harm to the mother and baby. The upside is somewhat more control of the circumstances around labor and delivery; the downside is that induction often leads to more intense, painful contractions that come faster, plus an increased chance of having a cesarean section.

Planning Pregnancy and Reducing the risks for you and your baby-

Starting a family requires a bit more planning when you're a mother-to-be with diabetes. But you can take some simple steps to make sure your pregnancy and your baby are safe and healthy.

Start with a checkup: The first step in preparing for pregnancy is to talk to your health care provider. He or she might recommend:

Changing medications.

Treatment for certain conditions.

Consulting with specialists.

Focus on Blood Sugar Control: Controlling your blood sugar level is the best way to prevent diabetes complications. When you're preparing for pregnancy, blood sugar control is more important than ever. Your health care provider might want you to reach a specific hemoglobin A1C level a reflection of your blood sugar level for the past two to three months before pregnancy.

Keep up a Healthy Diet: Your diabetes diet probably includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You can eat the same foods while you're preparing for pregnancy. If you're having trouble keeping your blood sugar level in your target range or you want to lose excess pounds before pregnancy, consult a registered dietitian. He or she can help you customize your diabetes meal plan to meet your pre-pregnancy needs.

Get Active: Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes treatment plan. During your preconception appointment, get your doctor's OK to exercise. Then choose activities you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or stationary biking, and make them part of your daily routine.

Manage Stress: When you are preparing for pregnancy, try to keep stress under control. Too much stress can interfere with your blood sugar level and make it harder to take good care of yourself and your baby.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy when your body cannot cope with the extra demand for insulin production resulting in high blood glucose levels. Gestational diabetes is managed by monitoring blood glucose levels, adopting a healthy eating plan and performing regular physical activity. Effective management of gestational diabetes will reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and the birth of your baby.

Your gynecologist and dietician can help you with blood glucose monitoring, healthy eating and physical activity.

There are three basic components in effectively managing gestational diabetes:

Monitoring blood glucose levels

Adopting a healthy eating pattern

Physical activity.

Gestational diabetes can often initially be managed with healthy eating and regular physical activity. However, for some women with gestational diabetes, insulin injections will be necessary for the rest of the pregnancy. Approximately 10 20% of women will need insulin; however, once the baby is born insulin is no longer needed. This is safe for both the mother and the baby.

After the baby is born, gestational diabetes usually disappears. A special blood glucose test (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test - OGTT) is performed six weeks after delivery to ensure that blood glucose levels have returned to normal. However, women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life and should be tested for diabetes at least every 2 3 years.

Can gestational diabetes affect my baby?

If gestational diabetes is not well looked after (blood glucose levels remain high) it may result in problems such as a large baby, miscarriage and stillbirth. A large baby can create the risk of injury at delivery, caesarean delivery, forceps delivery and a need for the baby to be looked after in special care until the glucose level stabilises after delivery.
How Diabetes Affect Females- Facts You Must Know

I am 33 years of age suffering from diabetes. How can I control by blood sugar level.

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Diabetes can be controlled effectively by lifestyle modifications. Daily brisk walking to jogging/ playing badminton, tennis, football, swimming etc. Eating healthy diet. Junk food and high calorie food must be avoided. Then comes medicines which will control blood sugars further low as needed.

I am using 33 unit human mixtard u40. Yesterday I bought an insulin pen novo4. That's unit is different in u100. How many unit is taken in U100 pen?

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U100 and u40 is different. If you will commit mistake in that than there can be dangerous outcome.And your sugar will go haywire. And also both insulin is different. Ask your diabetologist about it.

I am 25 years girl and I am suffering from hypothyroidism my TSH level has increased its now 8. I am taking eltroxin plus 50 mg. And due to this my weight is increasing day by day that is my height is 5'5" and my weight is 78 kgs. So should I prefer any medicine apart from exercise like granicia cambogia. As I exercise 4 days in a week. I didn't saw any result and I am getting overweight. Plez suggest.

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I am 25 years girl and I am suffering from hypothyroidism my TSH level has increased its now 8. I am taking eltroxin ...
if you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, then tsh should be down to 3 to 4 milli units to give relief from all the symptoms including efforts to reduce weight. So first thing is to see that tsh levels are brought down to 3 to 4 milli units/l. For that dose of thyroxine ghas to be increased, and check tsh levels after 6 weeks to see the change, if level are as expected then continue the same dose. At that level your efforts to reduce weight will be successful. Thanks.

I m 28 yrs male suffering from diabetes from past 7 yrs. I am on insulin from 4 yrs, humanmixtard 80 units is what I am taking with galvusmet 500, janumet 1000, Glycomet gp2. These are the medicines I am on. But from past one year fungal infection is grown on my penis top portion which pains a lot while urination. Please help me with right medicine and prescription.

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I m 28 yrs male suffering from diabetes from past 7 yrs. I am on insulin from 4 yrs, humanmixtard 80 units is what I ...
your diabetic medicines is good. continue that. but you have fungal infection on penis .you can use surfaz-sn cream on that twice a day. and tests VDRL. after test consult doctor.

Sir my mom has high sugar since last 2 years. What precautions she should take to get rid of such health problem?

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Sir my mom has high sugar since last 2 years. What precautions she should take to get rid of such health problem?
Mr Suail, If she has diabetes, then regullar treatment with proper drugs, diet control and exercise all these three things have to be followed for life time. Diabetes is a condition that can only be controlled there is no cure. She should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and about 100 g a fruits per day. (no banana, grapes, chikkkoo and mango). Should exercise daily for 1 hour, brisk walking is good enough and must. Avoid ghee, butter, high fat cheese.

My wife was preg. 4weak We test sugar today It was to high Doct advice to take insulin in stomach Is it save to take insulin . Pl help How to prevent. Is there any risk .

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My wife was preg. 4weak
We test sugar today
It was to high
Doct advice to take insulin in stomach
Is it save to take ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, she has gestational diabetes, hence the doctor has prescribed insulin injections. That is the only option for treating diabetes in pregnancy. Taking insulin is the safest way and only way to treat this condition. If not treated, then fetal development is affected, there may be macrosomia (large baby), miscarriage. So she has to continue the treatment and her blood glucose should be maintained between 90 to 120 mg all throughout the day. Most often post delivery diabetes usually goes away. But there is a possibility of she getting it later.

I have sugar level 135 fasting and 250 after meal.

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Do your hba1c. Hba1c will show you exact diabetes control. Fasting and post meals sugar will show particular day glucose reading. Fbs and ppbs is trailer of diabetes, hba1c is entire movie. Do your hba1c from srl or metropolis and aslo what medications are you taking?

My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes in left lobe of thyroid. Features suggesting colloid nodule.

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My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes...
I hope all the investigations are done and diagnosis is proved. Thyroid swelling in children are uncommon and needs to be properly evaluated. Reactive lymphadenopathy if not responding to antibiotics I suggest you to get a repeat fnac of thyroid and lymph nodes.

What does Type I Diabetes mean? What does Type II Diabetes mean? What is the difference between both?

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What does Type I Diabetes mean?
What does Type II Diabetes mean?
What is the difference between both?
Lybrate-user, t1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, where there are antibodies seen which destroy insulin producing cells, this leads to total deficiency of insulin. Person needs insulin for treatment and for survival. Usually ocurs in much younger age. Earlier called as juvenile diabetes. T2 is due to either lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. This is seen in people with over weight and who are very inactive. It can be treated by oral anti diabetes drugs alone or even insulin. Some times both are used together. Dietary control and regular exercise also are required for better control. Plus this is seen spreading with in the families. But also is preventable if modified lifestyle is adapted.
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