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Dr. Irfan

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Irfan Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Irfan is one of the best Endocrinologists in V-Care Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at V-Care Hospital in V-Care Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Irfan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Madam, I am a vegetarian, nonalcoholic, but since 2009 a diabetic as per doctor advise, I have been taking glimisave 1mg since 2009 till last 3 months months back, and during my sickness checkup with manipal hospital, I was asked to take M1 instead of img glimisave by Dr. Pankaj. Which I am taking regularly once a day in the morning one hour before bf/lunch - I take lunch in the morning as is my habit since birth. I am 57 now. Can you guide me if I can go into ayurveda products for control, elimination of diabetics now, which I am to believe is more better than alopathic intake.

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Madam, I am a vegetarian, nonalcoholic, but since 2009 a diabetic as per doctor advise, I have been taking glimisave ...
Hi subramanian., Tahnku for writing into Lybrate. Ayurveda helps a lot to maintain your sugar level but alreday you are on allopathy medication so suddenly we cant stop allopathy medicine so we have to see your reports and life style and foodhabits, based on that we can prescribe ayurveda medication along with allopathy medicine initially. later slowly we can reduce your allopathy medicine and you can be on ayurveda medicines. once your sugar level maintains then slowly we can withdrawn ayurveda medication also then you have to maintain with regular diet and exercise. Please provide us detailed history and attach your recent reports and brief history of your food habits and life style.Then we can asist. Thank you, Dr Yamuna.
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Which food is good for the patient suffering from uric acid? Please tell me.

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Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.

I am 57 years old, asthmatic and diabetic. Right now I am on Theo-Asthalin 1-0-1 along with Asthalin and Budecort inhalers. I am told Salbutamol in Asthalin can cause tiredness, weakness and leg pain which I am having. Now Apart from inhalers, which of these oral medicines can be used a) Terbutaline Sulphate (Bricanyl 5 mg) 1-0-1 b) Bambuterol (Betaday 10 mg 1-0-1)? Please advice.

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I am 57 years old, asthmatic and diabetic. Right now I am on Theo-Asthalin 1-0-1 along with Asthalin and Budecort inh...
Dear Lybrate User, *Drinking herbal teas or sipping lukewarm water with honey is helpful. *To avoid ama formation, have freshly prepared warm meals at regular intervals. *Eat less than the full capacity of the stomach. *Heavy foods like dairy products, fried foods, pickles, cold foods, rice, beans and legumes should be avoided.
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My blood sugar fasting is 128, i am 22 years old. Is this a diabetes symtoms.

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My blood sugar fasting is 128, i am 22 years old. Is this a diabetes symtoms.
Hi there is a condition called pre diabetes where the fasting glucose can be upto 125 since you are borderline, suggest you repeat the test and montior it after 3 months and if stil if the levels are more than 125 then life style management can be considered.

My wife is suffering of diabetes last 5 years but her fasting result is 190 and random 210 I am given tables triglinase -2 in two time (usv) salt metformin 500 mg + glimpride 1 mg + pridgol 7.5 mg please suggest which medicine we will give her to main sugar level.

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Hi, , your wife has a chronic dm with uncontrolled issues even with drugs. It's a complex issue. And needs to be treated privately, for which you need to update and interact in private. Take it seriously. Ready to spend for resolving this tricky complex issue, for sure- consult me.

Why Do Diabetic People Need to Eat Fat?

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Diabetes is a condition that affects the pancreas to the extent that they do not release the required quantity of insulin, which can lead to a high blood sugar level as the body starts to absorb excess glucose from the food that it ingests. This can be of various types and have different implications for different patients. While many experts insist that keeping a low cholesterol level and low weight is a primary requirement for treatment of diabetes patients, there are a number of myths in this regard. Not eating fat is one such myth that we are out to prove wrong today. So read on to find out why diabetic people need to eat fat.

1. Saturated fats and trans fats: there are studies that demonstrate how saturated fats can actually prove to be beneficial for diabetes patients. These can be found in various sources like fish and nuts. This releases heptadecanoic acids, which can normalise the blood sugar levels as well as the insulin and triglyceride levels in the body.

2. Dairy fat: the use of milk and yogurt as well as butter can actually be help in bringing the blood sugar levels down. It also shows up favourably on the lipoprotein markers. Butter in particular is known to have clarifying properties that can bring down the risk of diabetes as well. One must take care to use dairy products that are fat free.

3. Animal fat: having meat which releases fat and having dairy products like cheese and milk which releases healthy saturated fats are two different things. One can replace carbs and meat with these kinds of products so that there is better absorption and creation of quality animal fats which can actually help the insulin levels.

4. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats: food items like fish and nuts that carry high levels of omega-3 fatty acids as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help patients suffering from diabetes by clearing the bloodstream of cholesterol and high lipid levels. This also prevents the risk of heart disease and arterial blockages. These kinds of fats are also found in flax seeds, soya products and walnuts.

Going low on carbohydrates and avoiding sugar is usually recommended for patients suffering from diabetes. Yet, it is important to have your fill of essential fats as mentioned above with the help of dairy products, clarified better, omega three fatty acids, dry fruits, soya products and some amount of vegetable oils, as these actually have a number of benefits for these patients. These kinds of fats are not known to cause heart disease or high cholesterol.
Why Do Diabetic People Need to Eat Fat?
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My random blood sugar is 135 am I suffering from gestational diabetes. My pregnancy is 31wks.

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My random blood sugar is 135 am I suffering from gestational diabetes. My pregnancy is 31wks.
RBS 135 mg is high. During pregnancy you should maintain blood glucose between 90 to 120 mg always. So it is necessary to get the glucose level down to that. If not on treatment, please initiate. Only Insulin has to be taken. Also get OGTT done to confirm whether there's diabetes. Thanks.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM OR MYXOEDEMA [HYPOTHYROID]

MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
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Hypothyroidism / myxoedema
Hypothyroidism is a clinical condition, which results from deficiency of thyroid hormones.
Hypothyroidism with deposition of mucinous substance in subcutaneous tissues is known as 'myxoedema'.

Causes:


- primary thyroid gland involvement.
- lack of pituitary tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone).
- hypothalamic deficiency of trh (thyrotropin-releasing hormone).
- autoimmune thyroiditis.
- severe iodine deficiency.

Sign and symptoms:

- slowing down of mental and physical functions of the body.
- easy fatigability and tiredness.
- sleepiness.
- body ache.
- puffiness of face.
- edema feet.
- weight gain.
- increased sensitivity to cold.
- dryness of skin.
- brittle nails.
- constipation.
- hair fall.
- hoarseness of voice.
- hearing loss.
- tendency for repeated infections.
- muscle cramps.
- shortness of breath.
- anemia.
- mood swings.
- forgetfulness.
- slow speech.
- infertility.
- menorrhagia (profuse menses).
- occasionally rise in blood pressure.

Dietary management:

Avoid:
- avoid goitrogens (food that blocks the utilization of iodine): turnips, cabbage, mustard, cassava root, soybeans, peanuts, pine nuts and millets. Cooking usually inactivates goitrogens.

Consume:

1. increase consumption of iodine, it is an important building block of thyroid hormone:
- sea food, meat, milk and milk, sea plants- kelp, dulse (vegetable sea food) and japanese sea vegetables. Plants grown in iodine rich soils are also good source of iodine.
- iodized salt is a primary source of iodine.

2. increase consumption of copper, selenium and zinc as these minerals are essential for normal thyroid hormone production and metabolism.

3. foods rich in copper:- meat gelatin, eggs, yeast, lamb; pork; pheasant quail; duck; goose; squid; salmon; organ meats.
- soy and soy products, nuts and seeds, beans, legumes; almonds, broccoli, garlic; bran breads and cereals; sea plants and mushrooms.
- dried beans - soy beans, lima beans, baked beans, dried peas; lentils; barley.
- dried fruits including raisins, dates, prunes, avocado, chocolate.
- some amount of cooper is obtained from cooking in copper vessels.

4. foods rich in selenium:
- grains, brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer`s yeast, fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken and liver.

5. food rich in zinc: good dietary sources of zinc include seafood (especially oysters), beef, oatmeal, chicken, liver, spinach, nuts and seeds.
- meat, poultry and milk, shell fish, crab, shrimp and sea plants etc.
- plant foods are low in zinc, whole wheat grains provide good amount of zinc.

6. increase consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, one of the pufa`s (poly unsaturated fatty acids), as it also contributes to normal thyroid function: fish and fish oils provide excellent forms of omega-3s as well as vitamin a, which improves thyroid receptor binding and thyroid hormone activity. Flax / linseed oil is the richest source of pufa`s. Other oils that contain pufa`s are safflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, maize oil, sesame oil, rich bran oil, ground nut oil, mustard oil and olive oil.

7. increase consumption of proteins - tyrosine, an amino acid is a precursor for making thyroid hormone:
- milk and milk products, eggs (is the richest source), flesh food: meat, fish, and poultry.
- nuts and oilseeds, pulses, cereals.

8. mild to moderate exercise is advisable, exercise stimulates thyroid gland function.

9. practise yoga, helps in increasing tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormone.

Consult physician:

- if myxoedema presents with complications like cardiac failure or coma consult your physician immediately. Immediate medical attention is necessary.

Note blood test empty stomach, t3 t4 tsh
Avoid unnecessary use of external hormones and steroids
HYPOTHYROIDISM OR MYXOEDEMA [HYPOTHYROID]

What r the symptoms of diebities and treatment, I am 41 years old.

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Ayurveda
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Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I had done my thyroid test day before yesterday. T3 and T4 levels are normal but TSH level is 6.91. So please suggest me any ayurvedic OR homeopathic medicine.

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I had done my thyroid test day before yesterday. T3 and T4 levels are normal but TSH level is 6.91. So please suggest...
Hi at tsh level of 6.91 milli units/ml, no treatment is advised. Hormone replacement is suggested only once tsh levels cross 10 milli units. Hypothyroidism is a condition occurring due to thyroxine hormone deficiency. This hormone is needed for brain development and normal functioning. Plus it is required for multiple metabolic functions in the body. If that is not made available, then there can be very serious consequences like myxedema. Plus in females when tsh levels are high, conceiving is not possible, fetal development is affected, brain development of fetus is affected, miscarriages occur. So please decide for your self what you want to do. In the world tody, with out taking thyroxine tablets there is no treatment for hypothyroidism.
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As per my latest Lipid profile test. The LOL. Is 185. & HAL is 35. Kindly suggest a treatment to bring the range to normal.

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As per my latest Lipid profile test. The LOL. Is 185. & HAL is 35. Kindly suggest a treatment to bring the range to n...
Ldl >180 suggests high risk for coronary artery disease. Hdl is good cholesterol and <40 also suggests cad risk. I think you should consult any physician for starting statins therapy. Recheck lipid profile after 3 months. Good diet and regular physical exercise will also help in hdl improvement.

My Mom Is Suffering From thyroid from 3 Years Is there any precautions in the food?

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Endocrinologist
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Mr Asif Khan, Are saying she has hypothyroidism? If so then apart from taking adequate dose of thyroxine, she should avoid soy beans and soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. These are the precautions to be taken regarding the food.
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What is the difference between vatarakta and aamvat. I wants to try homoeopathic medicine for hyperuricemea (increased level of uric acid in blood. Usually level is between 6 and 7. Kidney and liver function is ok I am suffering since last 17 yrs. And taking zyloric tab. Age 53 weight 70kg my cousin also have this problem please suggest homoeopathic medicine. Joints pain starts if level goes higher.

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A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.

I am pre diabetic at 118 (fasting) 37 years. Will taking rice in limited quantities be a problem. Also regarding milk and veggies like potato, carrot, beetroot, radish, please let me know.

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I am pre diabetic at 118 (fasting) 37 years. Will taking rice in limited quantities be a problem. Also regarding milk...
No not at all, but try to substitute with multigrains which have low glycemic index and control your blood glucose levels.
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I have diabetes. My age is 17 years. I am diabetic since from 2 years my sugar levels are 400-500. I feel so weak. I also take regular injections but sugar levels are not low. What to do?

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I have diabetes.
My age is 17 years.
I am diabetic since from 2 years
my sugar levels are 400-500.
I feel so weak.
I ...
Hello Your age is very borderline for diagnosis of diabetes. Reading about your blood sugar values I feel they are very high. And such levels can be dangerous. You definitely have big scope of improving your blood sugar. There are many latest medicines are available for diabetes management if you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood reports in private consultation.
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I have fbs: 97, ppbs: 270, after three of eating lunch random sugar is: 146 it is diabetiesor not.

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I have fbs: 97, ppbs: 270, after three of eating lunch random sugar is: 146 it is diabetiesor not.
I think you need to take fasting and pp readings on three different days with a gap of 3 days each for a clear meaningful data.

My blood sugar is 180-fasting, what I do?

MBBS
General Physician
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Also do ppbs and take diabetic diet for now and if ppbs is also more than 250 then we will start with glyciphage.

What are the symptoms for diabetes and how it can be known, if it is diabetes or other disease.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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What are the symptoms for diabetes and how it can be known, if it is diabetes or other disease.
Sir excessive hunger, more thirsty and more ruination at night and loss of weight are common symptoms of diabetes. Please check blood sugar levels both fasting and pp. And urine test for confirmation. Symptoms may vary,
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I am 55 years, I have hypothyroid since 1975, I take eltroxin 100 daily, but from last two month I had 10.15 urid acid, what should I do. Reply me. Thanks.

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I am 55 years, I have hypothyroid since 1975, I take eltroxin 100 daily, but from last two month I had 10.15 urid aci...
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months. for uric acid you can take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day.

I am a 23 years old girl and I have thyroid (hypo) and I have big problem in maintaining my weight so what proper diet I should intake? so that my weight will not fluctuate.

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Is your hypothyroidism in control? if it is, then weight control is possible. What is your weight & height? diet should contain less fat, (no deep fried foods, not more than 1/2 kg oil per month), more proteins. Should exercise regularly for at least 1 and half hour a day. Your caloric intake should be calculated based on your ideal body weight (ibw = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kg) if you want to cut down weight then intake should be 25 calories x wt in kg/ d. This should be followed meticulously. Avoid junk food, aerated drinks and sweets. Preferably join a gym.
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