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Dr. Balachandra G

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Balachandra G Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Balachandra G is a popular Endocrinologist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Shree Dhanvanthari Diabetes & Maternity Care Centre in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Balachandra G on has a number of highly qualified Endocrinologists in India. You will find Endocrinologists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Endocrinologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 18 years old. What is nicotex chewing gum? How is it useful? Is it good for health? Diabetes patient should use or not? It has any side effects? If there any side effects how will it cure? Please! help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Nicotex chewing gum, contains substitute for nicotine inhaled from smoking, it is used to stop smoking habit. It contains synthetic form of nicotine. Side - effects of using this chewing gum include irritation in the mouth initially, may reduce on usage. Can cause aphthous ulcers, throat irritation and hiccups. May also cause allergy, in hypersensitive patients.
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My wife, 52, is over weight. She has thyroid problems and is diabetic. Her diet is very less but she has the tendency to put on weight. There is a medicine ' called Razor Slim in the market which claims to be safe and promises reduction . My question is whether it is safe for her?

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi lybrate-user tips for weight loss eat fresh vegetables daily. Avoid having sugar completely. Eat whole wheat bread instead of white bread; avoid everything made from white flour and make whole wheat bread, chapattis and brown rice a way of life. Do not skip a meal and eat three meals a day. Drink plenty of water to eliminate the toxins from the system. Limit your fat intake to 2-3 teaspoons a day. Increase the fiber intake as it provides a sense of fullness and also prevents hunger pangs. Take antioxidants for protecting the body against the toxins released during weight loss. Exercise catalyzes your efforts to lose weight and even regular walking for thirty minutes can give you the benefits of an aerobics exercise. To improve the metabolism, try increasing the duration, frequency, intensity of your daily workout. Remember that maintaining the ideal weight is a lifetime commitment and not a short-term affair. Firmly believe that the pleasure of being trim and healthy is far better than the pleasure of eating unwisely.
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I have blood sugar. My recent blood sugar report is 106. 8 mg.and pp is 147 mg. Are these in normal range? What medicine can I take? Please suggest.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
These reports are in borderline range for diabetes. Follow a proper diet& regular exercise regimen to control your blood sugars.
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I had my diabetes test, its pretty normal hb1ac now is 5.4 ,I got total cholesterol 227, but still got chest strain, frequently get hunger ,what could be reason.

MD (Hom.), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Go for regular walk. Avoid taking oily food, ghee butter, red meat, sweets. You can take homoeopathic medicine crategus q- 7 drops three times daily in little water for 1 week. Revert back after 1 week with feedback.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
At this point of time, diabetes is one of the most chronic, fastest growing lifestyle disease in the world. Also known as diabetes mellitus, the condition is basically a metabolic disorder, wherein the human body cannot store and use fuel for the energy. This fuel or glucose is the one that powers all our bodily organs and ensures that we have the energy to carry out activities throughout the day.

And while diabetes is a popular medical condition, a lot of people don't have much information about it. Although, they know the major types of diabetes, they have no clue about the difference between them. Here we outline type I vs type ii diabetes-

***type I diabetes- formerly known as juvenile onset or insulin dependent diabetes, type I diabetes is the one in which your body's immune system destroys all kinds of cells that release insulin. Over a period of time, this results in elimination of insulin production from the body, because of which the cells cannot absorb glucose or sugar and produce energy. Type I diabetes have episodes of low blood sugar level and it cannot be problem. Symptoms usually start from childhood or young adulthood.

***type ii diabetes- the adult onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes can develop at any age, particularly after the 30s, although the cases of same are rising rapidly among children. This type of diabetes involves production of insulin, but not in a right way, a condition known as insulin resistance. For this kind of diabetes, the person usually might not have symptoms before the diagnoses and there are rarely any episodes of low sugar level. It can be easily prevented or delayed by following a healthy lifestyle and indulging in regular exercising.

If you have any of the above symptoms or have more questions related to diabetes, click on consult privately to ask me.
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I suffer from Hypothyroid and I also use anti depressants my sexual feelings are dead I am looking for a natural medicine in AYURVEDA which can boost my sexual desire and performance. Is there any natural medicines or supplement in ayurveda?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
1. Take 2 tbsp crushed flaxseeds 2. Add little water 3. Mix well and make paste 4. Apply this on the throat 5. Wash off after 20 min 6. Dry with a clean piece of cloth 7. Natural home remedy using sorrel leaves and olive oil Cause: • Iodine deficiency • Inflammation of the thyroid gland this is very helpful.
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I am on thyrox75 +calcium, took fomoterol fumarate inhaler earlier. Is there a connection between hypothyrodism and asthma? calcilytics?

M.D - Respiratory medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Hypothyroidism can reduce lung function. By multiple mechanisms vit d deficiency may have an effect on asthma overweight common among hypothyroid patients formoterol can be continued.
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I have gain lot of weight at this age due to which I'm having problems cholesterol uric acid.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Diploma in Diabetology, PGD ND, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jalandhar
Reduce your weight in a healthy way. You will defiantly get ride of there problems. If you are not able to do lot of things just start your day with one glass of luke warm water and a piece of garlic. And eat a healthy diet reduce fried fatty and sweet food products.
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My father age is 69 years old, For past 3 years he is taking tablet for dietetics, Now his sugar level has been increased a lot but he is not taking that much sugar too, Before food 215 mg, after food 330 some what. I do not know how to reduce his sugar level without going for insulin. Please advice me, what action can be taken. Whether he needs to take any test, if yes please tell me the test report names so that I will check near by lab. He is taking Amedop AT tablet for BP too. He got stoke in the year 2000. Because of that his left side function is not good. Please provide your response as soon as possible.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Dear lybrate-user, while your concern for using insulin is valid, but it seems you are putting him at risk associated with uncontrolled diabetes. You have to understand that at some point oral meds will be insufficient to controll blood sugar hence insulin is needed which is most effective way. Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to too many longterm complications like stroke, heart attack, loss of vision, leg ulcer etc. My advice would be to follow your physician advice even if it means starting insulin.
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I am suffering from diabetes problem since last 2 years but nothing go right with me. Please tell me how to get well soon. Please tell me to how to go well on.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
u need to take a balanced diet eat more vegetables eat low calorie foods avoid sweets and fast foods eat frequently do exercise
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I am 38 years male and I am suffering with sugar, taking 2 tables per day. But I am getting irritation on my skin and weakness. Please suggest tablets for relief irritation.

General Physician, Cuttack
1.Ensure that your blood sugar is under control. 2.Get your blood sugar (fasting&PP) examined 3 monthly and Hba1c 6 monthly 3. consult physician for advice and treatment
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My sugar fasting is 121 and sugar pp is 173 even after taking glycomet sr 500 for last six months. Can I take combination drug ppg-met. 03 now to reduce my pp countinstead of taking glycomet sr 500 from now on? please advice.

General Physician, Nashik
Pls let me know about your diet, coz voglibose will be better alternative. Kindly consult privately for personalised management. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant physician and diabetologist
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Dear sir/madam, my mother suffering from high blood pressure & thyroid problem so could you tell me the proper health diet for her & some healthy tips as well.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Avoid excess salt in diet take 8-10 glass water daily avoid fried and spicy food and coffee take a nutritious diet and a early morning walk start doing kapal bhati pranayam daily for 15 minutes. To start with do for 3-5 minutes nd slowly increase upto 15 minutes. The procedure for doing this asana is o sit in a comfortable crossed leg posture, sukasana (using padmasana or vajrasanais the best) and keep your back straight. Rest your hands on the knees using gyana mudra or chin mudra. O inhale deeply trough your nose, this will expand you abdomen. O exhale using a great force so that your abdominal muscles contract to the maximum o these exhalations are similar to your breath outs, but they should be forceful o make sure while exhaling, the air should be pushed out of your lungs by contracting the diaphragm o after exhalation again do inhalation, but this time with out any effort. To do this just relax your lungs, they will automatically expand and fill with air o one cycle of kapalabhati pranayama include one deep inhalation, then forceful exhalation and an effortless inhalation. O a learner can practice up to three rounds, each with 15 exhalations. Small breaks between each round are allowed.
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I have pcos and high prolactin levels and also thyroid. Which exercises and treatment should I follow?

General Physician,
You should consult a endocrinologist for your thyroid problem. Do regular morning walk followed by free hand exercises. Have plenty of water by mouth.

I have thyroid hypothyroidism today's report T3 0.80, T4 10.1,TSH 23.32.Dose taking is thyronorm 150 mg. I have some problem in both legs ,pain and swelling, suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, MD (PSM), M.F.Hom (London)
Homeopath, Nagpur
lybrate-user You are taking thyronorm 150 quite high dose despite TSH level is 23.32.The cause of hypothyroidism could be autoimmune. SO it is good to be treated by homeopathy by good homeopath.
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If someone is a diabetic patient and she totally stopped eating sweets then will diabetic normal?

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Diabetes is not a disease that occurs only due to consumption of lot of sweets. Infact it is a lifestyle disorder, that is seen more because of sedentary lifestyle. Regular exercising, eating adequate & nutritious diet, at regular time intervals will help to lower the blood glucose level.
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I, have diabetes from last 14year's. It was in control always but it's going to be race now and losing my sexual capacity also. So please sugest me what should I do? I'm taking gluconorm g1 in morning and glycomet gp0.5 in evening Daily. Each 1.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hi -happy to help you. I can say that diabetes is biggest problem in india. So not merely sexual capacity but we should think all disorders & prventions. You can go for a 1200- 1400 kcal/day diet plan. No sugar, take gourds more, briown rice, citrus fruits etc. Curd (sour), skim milk, low rice but more whole grains/multi grains, low fried foods, no out side junk, best all home made foods, no stress, yoga/ exercises help more.
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Hi, I am 25 years old I am going through heavy diabetic it' s not at all coming under control. I have completely stopped eating sweet items and item items which can cause diabetic. Not really understand what to do now. I hope you can help me with this.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
If your weight is more then it should b cause. Or fast food. Heavy workload may b reason. Contact for ayurvedic treatment. That will definitely help you.
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My Mother In Law having blood sugar and many times she is suffered with eye wound. What is the particular reason for these frequent damage on eye. Local ophthalmologist says it is damaged with nail, but I think so it was happened with her. So, kindly suggest what we should do for this kind of cause?

Homeopath, Chennai
Get her outside more and ask her to walk more . let she involve more physical activity which will increase blood circulation and which increases the sleeping time. automatically it will resolve.
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