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Dr. Mala Dharmalingam

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

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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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In recent sonography report I found to have cysts in ovaries about 2-5mms in diameter and my tsh level is also increased can it be cured?

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In recent sonography report I found to have cysts in ovaries about 2-5mms in diameter and my tsh level is also increa...
You should consult physician for tsh and start medicine for that. Most of the ovarian cysts are functional and resolve by itself, and only few cysts require management by medicines. So consult gyne for proper diagnosis and management.
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Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.

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Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.
Medicines if required to control diabetes in addition to lifestyle modification should be taken as most of the anti diabetic drugs have mininmum side effect profile and can be taken for longer duration -lifelong with doctors advise. It is essential to go for regular check ups to know the functioning of your liver, kidney or heart as many anti diabetic drugs can not be given in diabetic patients with complications or need to reduce dosages if associated peptic ulcer disorders or nutritional deficiencies. Many times such patients benefit from insulin therapy dramatically.

Mera sugar level khali pat 103 h me ise kaise kam kar sakta hu with in 15 days please help me.

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Mera sugar level khali pat 103 h me ise kaise kam kar sakta hu with in 15 days please help me.
If you are diabetic then this fadting level is acceptable but if still wants to reduce reduce diect by 10% and regular exercises.

Please kindly give me the list of foods and fruits that can be had in thyroid and diabetes. Does yoga help to cure.

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Please kindly give me the list of foods and fruits that can be had in thyroid and diabetes. Does yoga help to cure.
You should avoid sugars, solid fats, fruit juices or cold drinks, refined cereals like maida if you have diabetes. Don't have too much of rice and suji, fruits like banana, chickoo, litchi, grapes and mangoes and vegetables like aloo, arbi etc you can include plenty of vegetables (other than patatoes, sweet patatoes etc) and healthy proteins in diet like eggs, chicken, fish or roasted chana, dals etc. For thyroid you need to take care of foodstuffs with goitrogens. Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the production of thyroid hormones by interfering with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland. So, avoid peanuts and soyabean if you have hypothyroidism. Don't have too much of cauliflower, broccoli or any other cruciferous veg etc too yes, yoga might help in throid.
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I am 47 years old and now I am having joint pains and having uric acid in blood. What should i do?

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I am 47 years old and now I am having joint pains and having uric acid in blood. What should i do?
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.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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I am 46 years old female suffering from diabetes. I get breathlessness if I walk a little or climb stairs I have suddenly lost weight.

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I am 46 years old female suffering from diabetes. I get breathlessness if I walk a little or climb stairs I have sudd...
Hello Please continue the medication for diabetes. Also know your diet what exactly you are eating in a diet. Protein intake should be high compared to carbohydrates. 1. Protein 2. Vitamins and minerals. 3. Fiber 4. Omega-3 these are the few products we suggest to people to give a optimal health. Along with above supplements. Start doing morning walking which help you to strengthen your body. And you won't feel tired when you are climbing stairs or little more extra work.

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A few patients have enquired about the 1st line of drug for Type 2 diabetes. Usually, Metformin is the first drug to be given in non-pregnant Type 2 Diabetes, along with advice on diet changes, exercises & lifestyle modifications (quit smoking, quit or reduce alcohol, etc). But in a few patients, Insulin might be used as 1st line. But even in such patients, Metformin is given along with Insulin.
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Im high blood pressure and diabetes patient how I decrease both this by food and exercise?

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Im high blood pressure and diabetes patient how I decrease both this by food and exercise?
Mr Debu, For treating both hypertension and diabetes taking prescribed drugs is essential. If you are already on drug treatment, then only the diet control and exercise will provide additional benefit. If you are looking for only diet and exercise without any drug treatment, then i am not sure whether there is any benefit. For hypertension your diet should contain less of salt (not more than 2.3 g a day). Our average diet gives almost 8 to 10 g of salt. (Sodium chloride). This means all food preparations made at home should contain minimal salt, no salt on table, no salt to be added to salads or fruits. No processed foods as all those contain very high quantity of salt. No pickles and papads, no salty substances fried shave or chivada etc. For diabetes your diet should give exact calories based on your Ideal Body Weight, blood sugar levels and extent of daily physical activity.You should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Refrain from alcohol and smoking, red meat and egg yolk. Plus at lest 1 hour of exercise on all days of the week or at least on 5 days.

Fasting blood sugar - 129 and PPBS - 179, is it diabetes if so what is the diet plan to control.

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Fasting blood sugar - 129 and PPBS - 179, is it diabetes if so what is the diet plan to control.
Dear Lybrate User, One of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Once a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200. If Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200 then patient should take the following Homoeopathic medications:- 1) Homeopathic URANIUM NIT 3X TABLETS (R.S. BHARGAVA company). Take one tablet thrice daily, in empty stomach 2) 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture GYMNEMA SYLVESTRA Q, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.

Hello doctor I am navin I am 30 yrs old man I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.

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Hello doctor I am navin I am 30 yrs old man I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.
Take regular exercise,reduce your weight,control diet by avoiding sweets and carbohydrates.Monitor your blood sugar and Hb1 a.c. and consult doctor for medicine

I am 45 years age having thyroid. My weight is 71 kg. I do swimming skipping. Diet is normal still my weight is increasing.

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I am 45 years age having thyroid. My weight is 71 kg. I do swimming skipping. Diet is normal still my weight is incre...
Losing weight and keeping it off, is not an easy task and often we are frustrated by failed attempts at doing so. The cause of such failure, mostly, is not making the attempt in a comprehensive and disciplined manner. A comprehensive lifestyle modification program for weight loss not only helps you lose weight but also leads to significant betterment of blood sugar, lipids, bp levels etc. And thus reduces your health risks of diabetes and cvd but also make you feel more in control of your life. Therefore, if you have not been able to lose weight on your own, should consider getting into one of these. The components of such a program should be the following: diet modification and calorie restriction: the diet plan you should follow should be driven by the following principles: it should be aligned to your eating preferences in terms of food and frequency of eating, as much as possible ; no diet plan (low fat or low carb, 4-5 meals a day or more or less frequent meals etc.) has been prov.

I am 63 years old I got checked up for diabetic and found sugar level was 200. Started medicine. Now doctor says your average sugar level is 135 which is safe. Still I am continuing medicines but less. Fasting sugar level was 80, 2 months back. Can you suggest fiber food for me. Is it possible to get rid of diabetes.

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I am 63 years old I got checked up for diabetic and found sugar level was 200. Started medicine. Now doctor says your...
Getting rid of diabetes is not possible. Diabetes can be kept under control. Your fasting blood sugar is normal. For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables which are good source of fibre. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Also check your 2 hours postmeal blood sugar level.

What is the normal range of TSH. How thyroid will impact on health. Can you please explain me sir?

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Mr. Lybrate-user, normal range of tsh is 0.3 to 6 milli units/ml. Usually tsh level between 6 to 10 milli units/ml is considered sub clinical hypothyroidism. Above 10 milli units/ml, treatment is indicated. Thyroxine hormone secreted by thyroid gland is an essential hormone, needed for development and functioning of brain, required for almost every single metabolic activity in the body. Deficiency causes multiple symptoms affecting various organs and systems. Usually seen symptoms are slow heart rate, swelling of face nd lower limbs, dry skin. Dry hair, hair fall, weight gain, in females irregularity of menstrual cycle, excess flow, difficulty in becoming pregnant, improper outcome of pregnancy, difficulty in speech, inability to concentrate, anxiety, depression, early fatigue and tiredness etc. If not treated it can lead to more serious condition called myxdema.
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I am a diabetic and since a week I facing problem in the throat, like something stucked in the mid of the throat. For my confirmation I have check the sugar levels at the time 180 after food. Could you please advice on the same.

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I am a diabetic and since a week I facing problem in the throat, like something stucked in the mid of the throat. For...
Just do gargling with luquorice + haldi + boiled salt water thrice a day. Take 4 Tablets Trifal guggul at bed time for 7 days.

What is the safe medicine for diabetes. please advise what to do?

MBBS
General Physician
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What is the safe medicine for diabetes. please advise what to do?
All medicines for diabetes are safe now a days when taken in a proper way and appropriate dose. Please provide detailed information about your duration of diabetes and the latest hba1c levels.

My father has diabetes and is taking insulin. But from last two days his right hand and right foot has become swollen. What is the cause of this swelling? He did some test. In the report it came the uric acid is 5.8. Can you tell me why this happens? What is the remedy for it?

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Internal Medicine Specialist
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My father has diabetes and is taking insulin. But from last two days his right hand and right foot has become swollen...
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 diagnosed diabetics since June 2014 after consultation with endocrinologist ,taking medicine starvoj0. 2 two times with breakfast and lunch and glycomet 1gm ,xtor10 one tablet each after dinner. As per last blood test on 28/8/2016 my hb1Ac is 6.0% ,Fasting 93 mg/dl ,PP 101 mg/dl, HDL 26 mg/dl, LDL 78 mg/dl ,cholesterol 121 mg/dl, triglyceride114 mg/dl ,VLDL 17 mg/dl ,Urea 22 mg/dl ,creatinine 0.9 mg/dl ,hemoglobin 13.8 g/dl. Please advice whether I continue this medicine or stop taking medicine. I also want to share that I am walk every day around 6-7 km approx.

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Endocrinologist
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I am diagnosed diabetics since June 2014 after consultation with endocrinologist ,taking medicine starvoj0. 2 two tim...
Mr. lybrate-user Prasad, If you have been diagnosed to have diabetes, then the treatment has to be continued for lifetime. Even if the blood glucose is well controlled even then the treatment has to be continued for lifetime. Along with the drugs, diet control and exercise (walking for 6 -7 kms every day) has to be continued. Thanks.
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I am 68, having type 2 diabetic. Blood sugar fluctuate. What dietry will help in control.

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General Physician
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Eat whole grains,porridge/dalia/oats/green tea/biscuit marie brown bread butter light.dal karekarela,methi,jamun,saragwa/drum sticks,light curds,salt restricted food if bp high,chicken/fish three times a week,soya is good substitute,chana mamra in between if hungry.take four square meals,have dinner early exercise mor and eve and keep active after meals if no cardiac problem.light milk with haldi/almonds.

Weather a diabetic patient who is using human Insulin can change to oral tablets.

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Weather a diabetic patient who is using human Insulin can change to oral tablets.
Yes it is possible if you achive hba1c 6 or 6.2 by human insulin after that you can change human insulin to oral tablets. You can use oral tablets with strict following diabetes diet with 3 km walk or any exercise.

9 Ultimate Reasons to Eat Walnuts Everyday

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9 health benefits of walnuts:

1. Lowers risk of diabetes
2. Promotes a healthy heart and circulatory system
3. Lowers cholesterol levels
4. Boosts brain power and improves memory
5. Slows the progression of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
6. Acts as an anti-inflammatory food
7. Rich in antioxidant properties
8. Fights breast and prostate cancer
9. Improves reproductive health in men.
9 Ultimate Reasons to Eat Walnuts Everyday
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