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Dr. Prakash

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

350 at clinic
Dr. Prakash Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Prakash is a trusted Endocrinologist in Frazer Town, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Meridian Medical Centre in Frazer Town, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prakash on Lybrate.com.

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My hba1c is 6.4 but sugar level is normal in both test and presence of sugar in urine is negative can I had chance of diabetes.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My hba1c is 6.4 but sugar level is normal in both test and presence of sugar in urine is negative can I had chance of...
Yes, you are at risk of diabetes. Kindly follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.
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I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a week. Please advise soya chunk is okay for me?

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
I have diabetes. I do extensive workout and gym for 3 days a week. I take all usual meals and soya chunk 4-5 days a w...
As far as there are no associated complications of diabetes in you, soya chunk is okay for you but in moderation.
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Respected Dr. Can you please tell me any ayurvedic medicine or appropriate diet for a heart attacked patient. Who is also a diabetic.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Respected Dr. Can you please tell me any ayurvedic medicine or appropriate diet for a heart attacked patient. Who is ...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and eat high protein content in your diet
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I am 23 years old diabetic patient. Can I consume 3 boiled eggs and half liter milk everyday. After my gym workouts. Please advise.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old diabetic patient. Can I consume 3 boiled eggs and half liter milk everyday. After my gym workouts. ...
You can take three egg whites and 1/2 liter of milk per day with out cream. You need to monitor your kidney function and lipid profile.
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My wife age is 33 years and for last 3 years she suffer from Hyper Thyroid Now her TSH 5.50. She take NMZ 10mg per day and Ciplar TZ 40mg per day. My problem is her Hemoglobin is down 7.5 tell me what can I do for her?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
To increase your Heamoglobin value apart from medication eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots , beet etc
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Hello doctor my self Jagdish raikwar I am 58 year old man I have suffering from sugar problem since last six months what should I do please tell me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello doctor my self Jagdish raikwar I am 58 year old man I have suffering from sugar problem since last six months w...
Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Antidiabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management
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I am diagnosed with thyroid. How can I be cured? and I also want to loose my weight.

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi , you need to visit an endocrinologist and start with the prescribed medication following which you can consult a professional dietitian who can guide you to lose weight scientifically keeping in mind your thyroid malfunction. Please do consult me in person for your personalized diet plan.
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My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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I am 50 and diabetic for past 10 years. For about 6 months I am having allergies on any part of my body in the form of rashes. Pin pricking sensation in fingers and feet. Taking loratidine and now under control. Please suggest some remedy.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I am 50 and diabetic for past 10 years. For about 6 months I am having allergies on any part of my body in the form o...
You seem to be having Diabetic Neuropathy. While Loratidine will help in the allergic rashes, it doesn't have any role in treating Diabetic Neuropathy. Consult a Diabetologist immediately and get your feet thoroughly evaluated.
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Hi My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking! He has had that in past as well and was diagnosed with high uric acid levels! The recent test says the levels to be 8.5 Now he is on medication but the pain has not subsided! What can be done to normalise uric acid levels or will he hav to take the medication on a regular basis as suggested by the doctor? The medicines he is taking are- Colchicine 0.5 mg Etoshine 90 Superia 20 Febutaz to be started after 10 days Thanx in advance.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking!
He has had that in ...
Lybrate-user, excess uric acid in some patients leads to gouty arthritis. This leads to swelling and pain in various joints. Most often great toe is first involved. The remedy is to take all those medications which your doctor has already prescribed. This condition comes in episodes. Whenever the attack comes it has to be treated with medicines. Along with that patient has to refrain from foods high in purines like red meat, organ meat, certain sea foods particularly fishes like sardines, scallops, herring, haddock, salmon, trout, mushrooms and mussels. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks & alcohol. Eggs & milk products can be taken. Vegetables also are good. It is not a completely curable condition. Thanks.
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Pl suggest a vitamin, supplement or tonics for a diabetic patient. He is feeling very week, and he is looking very thin after diabetic.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Pl suggest a vitamin, supplement or tonics for a diabetic patient. He is feeling very week, and he is looking very th...
1.He Is looking thin and feeling weak because either he is cutting down his diet drastically or his diabetic state is not under control. Follow the advice given below 2. He should take high protein&low carbohydrate diet. Have 6-7 small meals rather than three big meals. Avoid sweet, excess salt,fried food, fast food like pizza/burger,cookies,maida biscuit 3.Take high fiber diet like whole grain/multigrain chapatti/brown/multigrain bread.plenty of green leafy vegetables, whole pulses, fruit 4,Avoid potato, fruits like mango,banana,cheeku, grape 5. Take a proper Diabetic diet after consulting Dietitian 6.Three monthly check Blood sugar ,Hba1c and consult physician if blood sugar is high, 7.take medicine regularly for Diabetes 8.Take one capsule of of Multivite FM omega daily
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My wife is 62 years old. Her blood sugar levels are as under: Fasting. 148 mg/dl PP. 182 mg/dl Kindly note that for last few months she is under strict diet to reduce the sugar levels. Please advise whether any medicine is required if so suggest accordingly.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
My wife is 62 years old. Her blood sugar levels are as under:
Fasting. 148 mg/dl
PP. 182 mg/dl
Kindly note that for l...
IF SHE IS NOT TAKING ANY MEDICINE GIVE HER ONLY ONE TABLET. TAB. TENELIGLIPTIN 20 mg DAILY ONE AFTER LUNCH. ALSO ASK HER FOR BRISK WALKING AT LEAST 30 min PER DAY 5 TIMES IN A WEEK.
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5 Symptoms Of Diabetes!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FCCS,USA, DIPLOMA IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT, POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
Sexologist, Jaipur
5 Symptoms Of Diabetes!

Diabetes is probably one of the worst enemies of human health. Why? That is because unlike many other diseases which make you aware of their presence in your body instantly, diabetes is a silent attacker. So, you may continue to be unaware of the disease for a very long time, before you suddenly realize that something is wrong with your body one day. And then tests reveal that you are afflicted with diabetes.

In order to make sure that this doesn't happen to you, you have to keep an eye on the symptoms of diabetes because prevention, no matter how tedious it is, is always better than the cure. Here is a look at the usual but often ignored signs which indicate that you might be suffering from diabetes.

  • If you are taking more bathroom breaks than usual, and if the rate of going to the loo is increasing gradually with time, it can well be a sign of diabetes. When you are suffering from diabetes, your body becomes less efficient in breaking down the consumed food into sugars and utilising it. Therefore, a lot of sugar gets saturated in your bloodstream and your body gets rid of it by flushing it out through urination.
  • If you urinate a lot, it is self-evident that you would also feel very thirsty all the time. In some cases, the patients don't realize their problem and drink chocolate milk or aerated drinks which have sweet flavours. This leads to excess sugar in your body again, and the problem continues. So all in all, if you feel very thirsty all the time, get yourself checked.
  • You might lose weight, and it may really seem like a great thing in the beginning but it is not. When a person has diabetes, he is likely to lose his weight because of the decreasing water level in his body as well as the inability of the body to break down food into more suitable forms.
  • If you are tired all the time, and by all the time we mean even after getting up from a long and good night's sleep, you may have diabetes. The reason for this is that fatigue comes to you when your body cannot produce enough energy from the food you consume, and this happens only when you have diabetes.
  • If your cuts and bruises heal slower than ever, you definitely are a victim of diabetes. This is because the immunity and clotting system of your body don't work well when there is a saturation of sugars in your body. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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Foods to Be Avoided by Diabetic Patients

Post Graduate Program In Diabetologist, MBBS
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Foods to Be Avoided by Diabetic Patients

A healthy diabetic diet can incorporate any sustenance with some restraint, the length of it permits you to keep your blood sugar levels inside target. Notwithstanding, 'control'might be hard to apply to a few foods in light of their high starch content. A few foods likewise appear to trigger longings or advance indulging. In the event that you have diabetes, it might be best to abstain from eating these foods, to avert issues with your blood sugar that could bargain your health.

  1. Candy: One needs to avoid a number of confectionary items as they are high in sugar content, such as candy, cookies and syrups etc. Yet these below quality starches likewise cause an emotional spike up in the blood sugar levels and can add to weight increase, both of which can exacerbate diabetes confusions. Figure out how to fulfill your sweet tooth by nibbling on top notch starches, for example, crisp organic product.
  2. Pretzels: Pretzels have a healthy picture, yet a look at the fixings list uncovers that their wholesome notoriety is horribly undeserved. Almost every brand is produced using the same fundamental fixings: White flour (wheat flour that has been stripped of its supplements and fiber), yeast, salt, vegetable oil, corn syrup. It's conspicuous from its not very impressive fixing list that this prevalent nibble is basically without sustenance.
  3. Nibble pastries and cakes: It's regular learning that snacks that are packaged and heated products are stacked with sodium, sugar, white flour as well as additives. Their perilous combo of refined flour and sugar spikes blood sugar as well as advances irritation, which meddles with insulin's capacity to work legitimately.
  4. Bacon: Notwithstanding entire fat dairy foods, greasy or marbled cuts of meat additionally convey a powerful measure of soaked fat, which starts aggravation in the body and prompts different symptoms.
  5. Milk: For those with diabetes, a diet high in immersed fat can decline insulin resistance. Keep entire milk out of the ice chest and get 1% (low-fat) or skim (nonfat) milk. Additionally, attempt your best to maintain a strategic distance from other entire milk dairy items like cream, full-fat yogurt, normal cheddar and cream cheddar; rather, pick their decreased fat partners at whatever point conceivable.
  6. White Bread: Refined starches in white rice, white bread, and any structured with white flour and white pasta, act a great deal like sugar one time in the human body begins to process them. Thusly, much the same as sugar, refined starches meddle with glucose control and ought to be stayed away from by those with diabetes.
  7. French Fries: Trying too hard on oily, signed foods can prompt weight pick up and wreak devastation on the blood sugar you have. Potato chips, French fries, and doughnuts happen to be especially terrible decisions for diabetics since they're made with carb-substantial, dull fixings, which can bring about levels of blood glucose level for shooting up.
  8. Natural product juice: While entire fruits are a healthy, fiber-rich starch choice for diabetics, the same can't be said for organic product juice.
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I have Diabetes type 2 but due to poor control now have to be on insulin for a few months. Is prolonged insulting use bad for the body.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have Diabetes type 2 but due to poor control now have to be on insulin for a few months. Is prolonged insulting use...
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes mellitus occurs either due to deficiency of insulin or resistance to its action or both. Hence, the most suitable medicine for diabetes is insulin itself. Hence there is no question of that causing any bad effect on the body. In T1 DM only insulin is given as the treatment for lifetime. Thanks.
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What is the Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What is the Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Our body cells are responsible for the essential breakdown of food into energy, as it is vital for our body functioning. Cells break down food into glucose and then convert glucose into energy through insulin, which is an important hormone in the body. Diabetes is associated with the inappropriate functioning of insulin and can be classified into two types: Type I and Type 2 Diabetes. In type I Diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the cell do not use insulin properly.

Both conditions cause blood glucose levels to rise in the body. Diabetes is more than one disease as it poses serious health risks. People with diabetes are at risk of developing a host of problems such as stroke, hypertension, nerve damage, skin, eyes and kidney problems. High amount of blood sugar level can cause damage to the blood vessels leading to blocked arteries restricting blood flow to the heart. Poor blood glucose control can lead to high blood pressure and other blood lipid abnormalities including high levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and triglycerides.

The link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes is well established by medical science. It is estimated that 65% of people with diabetes die of heart disease, which makes it a leading cause of all deaths among diabetic patients. Doctors refer to this connection as DHD- Diabetic Heart Disease. The term Diabetic Heart Disease covers coronary heart disease; narrowing of the arteries, heart failure; minimising heart’s capacity to pump enough blood and diabetic cardiomyopathy; alteration in the structure and function of the heart.

A sedentary lifestyle with little or no physical activity, smoking, stressful life and unhealthy eating habits all contribute to weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes. Thus, weight and lifestyle issues management is the best way to prevent and control such health risks.

Let’s look at some simple but effective ways towards a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Physical exercise: Adopt a 30 minute exercise rule to remain healthy and fit. For diabetic patients, a morning and evening walk is highly recommended. You could walk, run, gym, climb stairs, do yoga, aerobics or other physical activity that interests you.
  2. Eat healthy: Avoid fried and packaged foods as they are full of fats, salt and sugar. Include seasonal vegetables and fruits in your diet and drink plenty of water. Dieticians recommend eating a heart-healthy diet including superfoods like broccoli, spinach, berries and fibre rich meal.
  3. Weight management: Keeping weight under check is an effective way to prevent the risk of heart diseases. Consult a dietician for a customised diet plan as per your medical condition.
  4. Be positive: Stress is a silent killer and a major contributor to all lifestyle diseases. Remain calm and manage your negative thoughts to overcome stress.

Health is the ultimate treasure you have! Preserve it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Kindly recommend some vitamin / diet to make a geriatric female well controled diabetic (120-160) patient 86yrs to feel more alert, energetic

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
HI, Ensure the diet includes small frequent meals every 2-3 hrs to keep sugar levels in control. Include high fiber foods such as salads (can be cooked a little if cannot eat raw), 1 fruit a day preferably in the morning time, oats, museli, brown rice, jowar, bajra and the likes. Avoid any kind of processed foods, sweets, biscuits, etc. Ensure 15-20 mins sunlight exposure daily and a B-complex vitamin post breakfast
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I have back or body pain, last time checked the SERUM URIC ACID level is 6.8. Does it in normal state or going to effect on back pain? Any precautions to follow to reduce same.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and do exercise regularly and uric acid levels are within normal limits and also take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I am 46 years old male. Have diabetes. Sugar levels 190 fasting/220 random. I do smoke three cigarettes a day. Off late I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, unable to get erection during sex. What is the cure?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 46 years old male. Have diabetes. Sugar levels 190 fasting/220 random. I do smoke three cigarettes a day. Off la...
Erectile dysfunction can be due to complication of long standing diabetes known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy you need a holistic evaluation as it can be a harbinger of much serious complications as of now tab sildenafil citrate 50 mg half an hour before intercourse is the usual medication to cure the disease but it is a prescription medication and should be used only after detailed consultation I shall be able to help you only after further queries.
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