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Dr. Pushpa Ravikumar

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Pushpa Ravikumar Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Pushpa Ravikumar is a renowned Endocrinologist in Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Shankarapuram in Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pushpa Ravikumar on Lybrate.com.

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Is diabetes cuarable ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Dear, curable upto certain extend (depends on many factors, i. E. What is the level?) and can be controlled by ayurvedic medicines. Pl. Share patient's more details. Kind regards, Dr. Jyoti gupta, ayurvedic consultant ayurveda for sure cure.
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I am a 24 year old male and I am suffering from hyperthyroidism. what are the do's and don'ts for me? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Treatment for hyperthyroidism can also eventually contribute to excessive weight gain. It is important to learn how to get as much nutrition as possible from your food without eating a lot of extra calories. In addition, eating the correct amount of sodium and calcium are important dietary considerations for people with hyperthyroidism. Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Because hyperthyroidism may contribute to thinning bones, it's important to get enough calcium every day to help prevent osteoporosis. The Institute of Medicine recommends 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium a day for adults ages 19 to 50 and men ages 51 to 70. That calcium recommendation increases to 1,200 mg a day if you're a woman age 51 or older or a man age 71 or older. The Institute of Medicine also recommends 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70 and 800 IUs a day for adults age 71 and older.
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How to get rid of sugar. How to control it. Wat are the precautions we have to take to decrease sugar level.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to get rid of sugar. How to control it. Wat are the precautions we have to take to decrease sugar level.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus or commonly referred as" sugar' problem, occurs due to either lack of hormone insulin or resistance to its action seen in overweight and inactive persons or due to both the reasons. Hence, this condition can not be cured, it can only be controlled by proper treatment, diet control and regular exercise with weight control. Precautions to be taken include taking a well balanced but restricted diet that gives required calories and regular daily exercise for more than 1 hour a day, so as to maintain near normal weight. Plus consume more of green leafy vegetables, permitted fruits (100 g a day), avoid alcohol and smoking.
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I am 61 year old male suffering from diabetes and poor penis erection I can't do sex due to no erection in penis. So please suggest me medicine.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
I am 61 year old male suffering from diabetes and poor penis erection I can't do sex due to no erection in penis. So ...
Penis gets erect due to good blood flow which goes there at arousal. In diabetics there is also a disturbance in the micro circulation due to the excess sugar and lipids. So such problems do arise. Best way to beat it would be to keep: - good control of sugar with diet and medicines - having a balanced diet - regular check ups of diabetes and sugar status from good md physician or diabetologist. When you visit the diabetologist, you may confide in him your sexual problems, doctor will prescribe some medicines to tide over the crisis also it would be best to keep your weight in check, and maintain it by regular exercises which will improve circulation and hence sex.
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My tsh is showing 28, high level of tsh, please let me know it's complications and remedy.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
take tab. thyroxin 150 mcg bbf. , cap. pantop dsr bbf. Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a number of health problems: Goiter. Constant stimulation of your thyroid to release more hormones may cause the gland to become larger — a condition known as a goiter. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one of the most common causes of a goiter. Although generally not uncomfortable, a large goiter can affect your appearance and may interfere with swallowing or breathing. Heart problems. Hypothyroidism may also be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, primarily because high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol — can occur in people with an underactive thyroid. Even subclinical hypothyroidism, a more benign condition than true hypothyroidism, can cause an increase in total cholesterol levels and impair the pumping ability of your heart. Hypothyroidism can also lead to an enlarged heart and heart failure. Mental health issues. Depression may occur early in hypothyroidism and may become more severe over time. Hypothyroidism can also cause slowed mental functioning. Peripheral neuropathy. Long-term uncontrolled hypothyroidism can cause damage to your peripheral nerves — the nerves that carry information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body, for example your arms and legs. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include pain, numbness and tingling in the area affected by the nerve damage. It may also cause muscle weakness or loss of muscle control. Myxedema. This rare, life-threatening condition is the result of long-term, undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Its signs and symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by profound lethargy and unconsciousness. A myxedema coma may be triggered by sedatives, infection or other stress on your body. If you have signs or symptoms of myxedema, you need immediate emergency medical treatment. Infertility. Low levels of thyroid hormone can interfere with ovulation, which impairs fertility. In addition, some of the causes of hypothyroidism — such as autoimmune disorder — also impair fertility. Treating hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement therapy may not fully restore fertility. Other interventions may be needed, as well. Birth defects. Babies born to women with untreated thyroid disease may have a higher risk of birth defects than may babies born to healthy mothers. These children are also more prone to serious intellectual and developmental problems. Infants with untreated hypothyroidism present at birth are at risk of serious problems with both physical and mental development. But if this condition is diagnosed within the first few months of life, the chances of normal development are excellent.
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I am 51 years old. For the past 24 years I am struggling with diabetes. I always used to drink coffee, tea with sugar substitute by using SUGAR FREE natural. TWO days back, one dietician told me" don't use Sugar free" because it will lead to Cancer. Is it true? Is there any pool proof research result? Shall I continue to use? Kindly advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 51 years old. For the past 24 years I am struggling with diabetes. I always used to drink coffee, tea with sugar...
Mr. Lybrate-user, sugar substitutes like saccharine, aspartame and sucralose (splenda), all these are equally bad. The recent studies on sucralose confirm that it affects intestinal bacteria, reduces them by 50 % and leads to various problems. The earlier ones like aspartame is also not safe. Whether cancers are caused or not is a different matter, but better to avoid them. These lead to weight gain and contribute metabolic syndrome. Please make habit to avoid artficial sweeteners completely. Thanks.
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I have blood sugar problem what should I do ?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Best thing you can do is to control it properly. Control diabetes before it controls you. All the best.
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Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin. I take huminsulin 20ml twice a day. I am also suffering from ED problem and for that I have opted for ayurvedic medicine. Kindly suggest that this is ayurvedic medicine has any side affect for me n can it b used for longer period without creating any health issues.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin. I take huminsulin 20ml twice a day. I am also suffering from ED problem  and for ...
Get your hba1c checked. Do smbg charting with glucometer. Good sugar control can limit ed problem in most early cases. There are certain medications like sildenafil, etc which can help in this condition. Ed can be due to extensive atherosclerosis in pelvic vessels, neural, psychitric, endocrinal etc so investigating the cause is necessary.
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I am very fatty and also I have very high sugar, please suggest me the diet chat also medicines as early as possible.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am very fatty and also I have very high sugar, please suggest me the diet chat also medicines as early as possible.
Hello, * Go for a walk in the morning for an hr. * Go for meditation for 30 mnts. * Take, plenty of water. * Cut your meal by 20%. * Take ,plenty of salad, fruits,sprouts with meal. * avoid junk food * maintain all the norms for diabetes of your doctor. ** Homoeo-medicine ** @ Fucus vas Q 20 drops, with 1/4 cup of luke warm water,just before 1/2 an hr of each meal. Take, care.
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I have diabetes and my sugar lavel is post 385 and pre 165. I am trying my best to control but couldn't do.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
If you are already on oral medicines & your sugar levels are as mentioned, I feel the best option would be insulin. However, if you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just now, you could try tab janumet xr cp 50/1000 once in the morning along with tab voglinorm 0.3 mg thrice daily with meals. Repeat fbs & ppbs after 2 weeks.
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I am suffering from diabetes type 2 since 15 year taking medicine glycomet 500 Please advise other medicine for fast improvement also taking telmikind 20 for high blood pressure.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am suffering from diabetes type 2 since 15 year taking medicine glycomet 500 Please advise other medicine for fast ...
Dear user, to control diabetes just modify your normal diet interms of simple sugar n fatty foods. Eat at regular intervals avoid refined foods like maida root veggies like arbi, aloo to b taken in moderation skimmed milk n products to b used avoid junk food, fried foods avoid colas n fruit juices exercise daily.
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Hello doctor I'm a 17th week pregnant .my TSH value was 1.60.I'm taking 125 mcg thyronorm. Is everything normal. My condition. N I was advised by triple marker test .what for dat test vil do? please clarify my doubts.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello doctor I'm a 17th week pregnant .my TSH value was 1.60.I'm taking 125 mcg thyronorm. Is everything normal. My c...
Thyroid part is ok, meet endocrinologist for same as advised by him when started treatment, If treatment was not started by him then meet now. Triple marker test gives statistical chance (meaning more or less than expected at your age, not definite answer of yes or no) for 3 specific abnormalities of foetus Depending on your age any abnormality history or any abnormal finding in Ultra it beomes more important otherwise just one screening test.
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Doctor, i am 45 years old and I am diabetic patient, my mouth smells what can I do? Please advise.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Doctor, i am 45 years old and I am diabetic patient, my mouth smells what can I do? Please advise.
sir, mouth smell is not due to diabetes .plz contact dentists..if u require medicine for that i can also give u ,for bad smell of ur mouth
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I have thyroid condition like fatigue, dry hair ,skin allergy ,ear infection, body temperature is 97.2,memory problem, difficulty concentration ,tiredness, lack of motivation, anxiety, panic attacksbut my thyroid blood levels are in normal range. Can thyroid problem be there despite of normal blood levels. Is bioidentical thyroid hormonal therapy available in india?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), EULAR Certified, Fellowship in Diabetes
Rheumatologist, Pune
I have thyroid condition like fatigue, dry hair ,skin allergy ,ear infection, body temperature is 97.2,memory problem...
Hi, Usually for so many symptoms to occur, the thyroid hormone levels should be quite low. Hence it is unlikely that you have a thyroid problem. Please check your 'Free T3 & Free T4' levels to confirm the same. Thyroid hormone therapy if taken without the presence of hypothyroidism, is actually quite harmful. In addition, similar symptoms can occur simply due to depression & associated disorders. Please check your 'core' body temperature also. Regards.
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I am a diabetic since 18 years aged 57 years. At present I am taking metride 2mg (glimpride 2mg metformin 500mg) before breakfast, Janumet before lunch (sitagliptin 50mg metformin 500mg) and metride 1mg ((glimpride 1mg metformin 500mg) before dinner. My question is whether same salt of other reputed manufacturer can be substituted with above medicines, because some times cost is about half of the medicine, If no, what can be the possible impact of changing the medicines without doctors advice.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am a diabetic since 18 years aged 57 years. At present I am taking metride 2mg (glimpride 2mg metformin 500mg) befo...
Yes, you can change the medicines with suitable substitutes if the cost difference is huge. But, simply put the cost is often decided by various factors including quality. After all you cannot compare a sony tv and micromax tv both same size but cost is half. The bottom line is, that you sugars should be in target. Just taking medicines for the sake of taking some treatment won't help you to prevent the complications of diabetes, a dreaded disease. So, try them out for a month or two, if the results are same, continue it, if not, then please get back to the original drugs.
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My Mom got sugar and thyroid for last two months. Please suggest me some diet chart.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My Mom got sugar and thyroid for last two months. Please suggest me some diet chart.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diet has to be very specific for each patient. To suggest that one needs to know height, weight, fasting & pp blood glucose levels, present treatment with dosage, present dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. With out these details diet can not be prescribed or suggested. However, she should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, white bread, other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks and fructose corn syrup containing products. She should consume more of green leafy vegetables, permitted fruits (about 100 g a day). She should use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Because of hypothyroidism she should avoid taking soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Thanks.
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I am 52 years old man I have diabetes last 11 years now I am getting week day by day can you please advise how I can get eager back and also I have shoulder freeze my let leg is laming.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I am 50 years, and weight is 85 kgs and my sugar levels are post lunch 269 to get under control what is the best way?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 50 years, and weight is 85 kgs and my sugar levels are post lunch 269 to get under control what is the best way?
Hello, blood sugar level of 289 mg pp is fairly high. It can be brought under control by following ways: 1) strict diet control, taking exact calories based on ideal body weight, 2) exercising regularly more than 1 hour a day and 3) appropriate medications. Plus it appears you are over weight (85 kgs), hence weight reduction itself will help in reducing blood sugar. Present medications may not adequate or need adjustment in dosing. Similarly other two aspects like diet and exercise need to be seriously looked at.
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I am 23 years old female. I am having hypo thyroid problem and taking 50mcg tablet. Will this affect this dieaset in my future?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello taking thyroxine is only treatment for hypothyroidism. You will have to take treatment lifelong. The hormone is safe.
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I am 44 years and suffering from thyroid. And on medication. I am taking 100 mg thyrofit daily .also I am taking antidepressant tablets. please let me know due to these factors will effect the quality of my SPERM.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, if hypothyroidism is in good control with tsh levels between 3 to4 mu/l, then all the symptoms are in check. There is no direct effect on sperm count or quality noticed in hypothyroidism. But it is essential to maintain tsh levels as mentioned above. Thanks.
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