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Dr. Mala Dharmalingam

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Mala Dharmalingam is an experienced Endocrinologist in MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Mala Dharmalingam at M S Ramaiah Memoria Hospital in MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mala Dharmalingam on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor, Sir/mam i am 46 years old i am suffering for rheumatoid arthritis from past 2 years doctor has confirmed as polyarthritis due to high uric acid and R A factor level high kindly please help me out. Finding a permanent solution for it. Regards.

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there are not permanent solution for it..be on medicines..manege life style only...Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Drinking water at intervals keeps your body hydrated so that uric acid crystals do not form at all. A healthy intake of water can help flush excess uric acid out of the body. Increase your consumption of antioxidant-rich foods like cherries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes and pineapples. They prevent inflammation of the joints and help in the excretion of uric acid. Try apple cider vinegar. Not only is it known to lower uric acid levels, but it also helps to reduce arthritic pain, even when used as a topical application. Stay away from foods that can cause gout or trigger inflammation. These include beans, mushrooms, meat and fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and crab. Although patients with gout are advised to limit alcohol intake, the best option would be to eliminate it completely. Alcohol not only increases the risk of gout it also increases the severity of symptoms.
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I am 40 fear old male I am facing pain in my neck both solder and both foot yesterday I checked my uric acid and esr uric acid was 4. 86 and esr was 26 please Give me the solution ?

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Please get the following: vit d3 levels, calcium levels in blood, x ray cervical spine ap and lateral, x ray of foot oblique and lateral view.

I have diabetes from last 3 year and I am taking insulin 15 and 10. I am getting very weak in last one year please help me to overcome this problem because I am in pain and not able to walk properly please suggest me.

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I have diabetes from last 3 year and I am taking insulin 15 and 10. I am getting very weak in last one year please he...
Hi, dear lybrate user, it, does not mean that taking insulin will guarantee your sugar level b, maintained unless you carry on anti- diabetic norms. * what is the present sugar level after insulin is induced, you are unaware of this fact as rise in sugar level will weaken you, causing fatigue with lethargic attitude. *follow the under noted tips: * go for a brisk walk in d morning* go for meditation to reduce your stress, being the main cause of diabetes. * your breakfast, lunch and dinner b in time, maintaining 1200-1600- calories. * take, oats, green-tea in breakfast. *avoid, direct sweets, any thing enriched, carbohydrate, fats & protein, stress, anxiety. *homoeo-medicine** @ colchicum 200-5 drops, thrice a day. @ rhus tox 200-5 drops, thrice a day your insulin b administered s usual.
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Am 50 years old male diabetic but under control having fore skin tight and cracked am taking both ayurvedic and allopathy medicines for diabetes. Please advise regarding my fore skin problem.

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Am 50 years old male diabetic but under control having fore skin tight and cracked am taking both ayurvedic and allop...
This is typically called a s balanitis few thing keep sugar under control you will need antibiotics need physical examination to rule out fungus avoid sex currently.
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What is diabetes? Is there any way to treatment the diabetes. If yes then how and what is the cost of treatment and is there any location in Kolkata to treatment?

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What is diabetes? Is there any way to treatment the diabetes. If yes then how and what is the cost of treatment and i...
Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. The common symptoms are:-Both types of diabetes have some of the same tell-tale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Urinating more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.

What are the symptoms if swine fly. What are the different type of blood sugar. How to control them.

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What are the symptoms if swine fly. What are the different type of blood sugar. How to control them.
Hello, Symptoms of swine flu are similar to most influenza infections: fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue, and headache, with fatigue being reported in most infected individuals. Some patients may also get a sore throat, rash, body aches, headaches, chills, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. There are two types of Diabetes Type 1 and type 2.causes including the followiing:- Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This is called an autoimmune reaction, or autoimmune cause, because the body is attacking itself. There is no specific diabetes causes, but the following triggers may be involved: Viral or bacterial infection Chemical toxins within food Urinary Incont Breathing difficulties (e.g., sleep apnea, asthma) Unidentified component causing autoimmune reaction Underlying genetic disposition may also be a type 1 diabetes cause. **Type 2 diabetes causes are usually multifactorial - more than one diabetes cause is involved. Often, the most overwhelming factor is a family history of type 2 diabetes. This is the most likely type 2 diabetes cause. There are a variety of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, any or all of which increase the chances of developing the condition. These include: Obesity Living a sedentary lifestyle Increasing age Bad diet

I am a diabetic patient kindly suggest me about the diet to be taken or prohibited.

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I am a diabetic patient kindly suggest me about the diet to be taken or prohibited.
Basically low calorie, low carbohydrate, low sweets and oils. Send me your reports privately for personal guidance. Take care.

I am suffering diabetes last 3-4 years. What should I do? Now my sugar level is 140.

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I am suffering diabetes last 3-4 years. What should I do? Now my sugar level is 140.
Avoid sugar and sugary products. Avoid high charbohydrats rich foods. Avoid root vegetables. Avoid full cream milk and its products. Avoid high sugar syrups. Allow small frequent meal evey 2 hour. Allow tonned milk and its products. Allow white egg and 2 piece 40 gm non veg. Allow low glycemic index fruits.
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Hi doc, my dad is suffering from diabetes My qus is can he eat mangoes or not Next question which fruits are beneficial for him and which are not? Thnx.

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Hi doc, my dad is suffering from diabetes My qus is can he eat mangoes or not Next question which fruits are benefici...
Mr. Lybrate-user, in persons with diabetes fruits to be avoided are - mangoes, bananas, chikkoos & grapes. Fruits like papaya, guava, apple, orange, sweet lime, pomegranate, water melon, other melons & pear can be eaten. Only about 100 g a day, that too with excellent sugar control. Thanks for the question.

Does unripe jack fruit control sugar level. How sugar level can be controlled Pls answer me Does homeopathic medicine helps.

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Does unripe jack fruit control sugar level.
How sugar level can be controlled
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Does homeopathic medicine...
Yes homoeopathy med will help for sure. Without side effects. Eating jambola fruit (nerale) can help control sugar level. All other fruits you can take in limited quantity it doesn't control sugar but doesn't increase it. Anything tat you take in large quantity increases the sugar level.
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Please advice if TSH value 8.62 and eosinophil 11.5 value are going to affect 56 years age of male. What are the symptoms and remedy to control the within reference range.

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Please advice if TSH value 8.62 and eosinophil 11.5 value are going to affect 56 years age of male. What are the symp...
There can be obesity and hair fall and coughing and if symptomatic than it's better to start with medication.

Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 296 and preferred me to take insulin but sone times it become normal.

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Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 2...
Your blood sugar is very high. You have to start medicine at the earliest after consulting physician. Follow the advice given below 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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My friend's mother was diabetes patent. Now a from last one month sometimes she has high diabetes level or sometime got high pressure and sometime get fever so I want to know what was the reason behind this pls give some answer.

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My friend's mother was diabetes patent. Now a from last one month sometimes she has high diabetes level or sometime g...
sugar levels are deranged in fever automatically..get her investigated for fever thoroughly..insulin may be required for a short duration during this illness...get back with detailed reports of sugar

My menses are irregular, I heard that thyroid causes irregular menses, and I grown up 3 kgs weight for a month, is it true that I need to check for thyroid test? Does thyroid is permanent in the body? I was scaring , please suggest me.

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My menses are irregular, I heard that thyroid causes irregular menses, and I grown up 3 kgs weight for a month, is it...
hi Shivani please check for your thyroid profile. if you have any issue with levels it depends upon multiple factors, for every case if cause is treated doesn't need lifelong treatment.
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I am a 24 year old male and I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from past 2 years. I am already taking one tablet of neomercazole 10 mg regularly and my t3, t4 and tsh are also normal but weight is not increasing. Sometimes it increases and then again reduces. What should I do to keep my weight stable.

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Hi,1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the evening daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. ***take this weight loss treatment along with your thyroid medication.***
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I recently came across a" diabetes powder" in one of the spice gardens in Kerala. Would this powder have any adverse indications for a normal person? I had some allergic reaction within 3 days of trying this powder, so I'm not sure the powder is pure or is it contaminated.

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I recently came across a" diabetes powder" in one of the spice gardens in Kerala. Would this powder have any adverse ...
If you think it's due to that, stop consuming that for sometime theremight be possibility that it is causing allergy.
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Hi doctor mujhe thyroid hai tsh 10: 36 hai m 100 mcg ke tablet le rhe hu but ajkal mere pairo me swelling a rhi hai or bhut dard rheta hai pure pairo me swelling hai or subah utane pr pure face pr bhi swelling hoti hai bad me dhire dhire swelling kam ho jati hai pehle nhi hota tha aisa but ye tin char din se ho rha hai face pr swelling kyu hoti hai me bhut tension me hu kya reason hai please btado I am unmarried and my age 29.

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Hi doctor mujhe thyroid hai tsh 10: 36 hai m 100 mcg ke tablet le rhe hu but ajkal mere pairo me swelling a rhi hai o...
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.

Lifestyle Changes That Can Save You From Diabetes

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
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Diabetes is usually associated with the insulin and glucose absorption of the body. It is basically a digestive disorder where the body is not able to transport the glucose absorbed from the food to the cells, due to a lack of proper insulin production. This makes the blood sugar level rise.

Following are some of the changes that you can make to improve your blood sugar levels and keep your condition under control:

  1. Maintain a healthy BMI: Likewise, try to lose those extra kilos that may be weighing you down and increasing your sugar levels. You don't have to lose all the weight in one go, you can do so little by little. To lose weight gradually and consequently achieve a healthy BMI, you must have more of fruit and vegetables and less of sugary items and processed food along with exercising regularly.
  2. Have a fixed quantity of food: Apart from knowing the right foods to eat and the balance that you need to maintain between the different types, it is also important to know about portion sizes and carbohydrate count. This is because among the different food classes, it's chiefly carbohydrates that influence your blood glucose levels. So, you need to keep track of the amount of carbohydrates that you've consumed in order to arrive at the right insulin dosage. In addition to keeping count of your carbohydrate consumption, understanding the right portion sizes for the different types of food is also extremely vital for better management of your ailment.
  3. Control your stress: Stress is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. When you're under stress, your body produces stress hormones (cortisol) that can cause your blood sugar levels (and even blood pressure)to rise. So, preventing or controlling stress becomes necessary to keep your diabetes under control.
  4. Stay fit with physical activity: The first lifestyle change you can make is to increase your level of physical activity. This can help you in burning extra calories, thereby keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Spending 30 minutes a day exercising is ideal. If you're not fond of exercising or don't have the time for it, even performing simple activities like walking, vacuuming or doing your laundry can help to lower glucose levels while burning calories.
Lifestyle Changes That Can Save You From Diabetes
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I am 28 years old female. My hair fall is increasing since one year. My scalp remains oily after washing (using dove shampoo) and scalp itching also. On the day of oiling and washing hair fall becomes 80-90. Normally it is 40-50. I am also suffering from thyroid (value-6 .)please tell me the correct advice.

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I am 28 years old female. My hair fall is increasing since one year. My scalp remains oily after washing (using dove ...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash

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Early initiation of insulin gives rest to exhausted pancreas due to sugar lowering tablets in diabetic patients with uncontrolled sugar. Consult your doctor.
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