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Dr. Shashi Kumar

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

250 at clinic
Dr. Shashi Kumar 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
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.
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Dr. Shashi Kumar is a renowned Endocrinologist in Diacon Hospital, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shashi Kumar personally at Speciality Clinic in Diacon Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashi Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
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Garlic is an old remedy for many diseases, and diabetics could also gain much from it. Garlic could help the heart, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

We are in starting 6th month of pregnancy. Last ultrasound showed a white spot in baby's heart. Just want to confirm wat is it about. Doctor said nothing to worry it will disappear most of the times. Also my wife has thyroid too. Does it effect baby?

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We are in starting 6th month of pregnancy. Last ultrasound showed a white spot in baby's heart. Just want to confirm ...
this because of calcium deposit , this should clear soon, just check if there are any markers for down syndrome

I am 45 years old and for the past 14 years I am consuming Eltroxin to control my hypothyroidism. The problem is I am not able to loose weight although the thyroid results are normal. I am regularly going to the gym and exercising and also following the diet given by the nutritionist What should I do to reduce weight?

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I am 45 years old and for the past 14 years I am consuming Eltroxin to control my  hypothyroidism. The problem is I a...
For a hypothyroid condition there is no specific or special food. And it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the thyroid levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar if having insulin resistance. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into lowered metabolism. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline. But don't give up. A good diet and exercise will help keep metabolism going.

My wife pulse rate goes 115-120. She is diabetic patient. She is taking telma 40, gluformin 500, volibo 0.3 mg, insulin 30/70 mixstard 20 units in the morning. Night has been stopped by the endocrinologist. But her bp remains 130/95 or sometimes it goes 99/100 but pulse rate is very high. Is metxl tablet and upto how many mg 25 mg or plain will be suitable in her case to control the heartbeat.

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My wife pulse rate goes 115-120. She is diabetic patient. She is taking telma 40, gluformin 500, volibo 0.3 mg, insul...
You should do ecg for that to rule out arrhythmia at that time. N to regular dm n control it take ayurvedic herbs from us.

I have sugar levels 140 fasting which exercise should I do?

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I have sugar levels 140 fasting 
which exercise should I do?
Mr rajendra, fasting 140 mg is high, please let me know are you on any medication for controlling blood sugar? if not on medication then controlling sugar will be difficult. There is no specific exercise, you have to walk, jog or do any other type but for an hour or more daily is a necessity.

Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin control. Kindly suggest whether I should take ashwagandha or shilajit cap to increase my sex power. please suggest is it safe for me in d long run.

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Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin control. Kindly suggest whether I should take ashwagandha or shilajit cap to incre...
Hello, yes you can take these tablets , these are safe but not in the long run Take it for 15 days and then gap for 15 days. Take care.

Doctor im diagnosis with diabetes at the age 24. My question is that this a type 2 or type 1 diabetes? Because after 10 months im still on oral medicine Thanks.

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Doctor im diagnosis with diabetes at the age 24. My question is that this a type 2 or type 1 diabetes? Because after ...
If after 10 months of diabetes, your blood sugars are well controlled with oral meds, it is not type 1.

I am a diabetic patient. On lab test, my fasting and pp came as 103 & 169 units. One doctor prescribed me to take Glisen MF 2, jalra 50 & falcoba. Is it appropriate for me?

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I am a diabetic patient. On lab test, my fasting and pp came as 103 & 169 units. One doctor prescribed me to take Gli...
your blood glucose levels are well under control ..kudos for that...yes these medicines are appropriate for u if these sugar levels are on this treatment..if these medicines are just prescribed now..then these are a bit heavy ones and not required as of now...keep a check on b.sugar regularly to avoid hypoglycemia..let me know your past treatment status

Hi sir/mam, I have hyperthyroid my weight is getting increase day by day I am feeling very lazy and restless please help me to get rid of my weight and laziness I am feeling hopeless now. I am taking throxyin 100 mcg and in weekends 125 mcg.

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Manjuji, If you are on treatment if hypothyroidism is in check then TSH levels should remain between 3 to 4 milli units/ ml. If this is not achieved, then dose needs to be further increased. Once TSH levels are in the normal range, then exercise and restricted diet will help in reducing the weight. This has to be a very conscious effort and will take longer time to reach target level.

What should be avoided in thyroid.

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Following things need to be avoided in hypothyroidism: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard, soya and soya containing products and coffee. You should increase the intake of green vegetables and fruits, use whole grain flour to make rotis and exercise regularly.

My wife has thyroid. Her tsh is 7.7 she is taking" eltroxin 50mg" daily. May she have to increase or decrease her dose, if yes then how much dose she have to take. Or any better medicine from it to control her thyroid.

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If this is the value of tsh on regular treatment. Then yes. Dose adjustment is needed. For which latest t3 t4 tsh reports are must.

Recently I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks pregnancy have doing all test got to know I have a vitamin d deficiency and thyroid hypo. Im taking thyroup 25 mcg and im scared of conceiving after having miscarriage.

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Recently I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks pregnancy have doing all test got to know I have a vitamin d deficiency and t...
Lybrate-user, before getting pregnant earlier were you asked to get thyroid test and blood glucose (ogtt) test done? these are mandatory now. Because quite a few women are developing hypothyroidism, which does affect conception, if conceived then fetal development and if not in control then pregnancy outcome can be bad, as experienced by you. Similarly gestational diabetes (diabetes developing during pregnancy) is seen in about 20% females. Now if you want to have a baby, please get both the tests done. Since you are already on thyroxine treatment, the test is needed to see what is the tsh level. It is recommended that even before conceiving tsh should be maintained around 2 mu/l and during pregnancy - 1st trimester 0.1 to 2 mu/l, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 mu/l & 3rd trimester 0.3 to 3.1 mu/l. If these levels are not achieved, then as mentioned earlier there can be problems with conception and fetal development. Similarly gestational diabetes is also a problematic condition. So get that test too done. Once your tsh is maintained as mentioned, then there will be no problem if you have any doubt, please do come back. Thanks.

I am 41 years old. I have to go to the toilet for two times in the night. Is it a symptoms of diabetes or not ?

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I am 41 years old. I have to go to the toilet for two times in the night. Is it a symptoms of diabetes or not ?
Of course not. Common symptoms of diabetes =frequent urination excessive thirst unexplained weight loss extreme hunger sudden vision changes tingling or numbness in the hands or feet feeling very tired much of the time very dry skin sores that are slow to heal. More infections than usual. If you want to clear then check blood sugar level fasting sugar level and postprandial blood sugar level.

I am 17 yr girl having hypo thyroid t3 is 1.06, t4 is 7.6, tsh is 6.03 (present, suffering with thyroid since 8 yrs my height is 5.4ft my weight is 75kg can I grow taller my mom height 5.7 ft my dad height is 5.11. I want to grow tall.

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I am 17 yr girl having hypo thyroid t3 is 1.06, t4 is 7.6, tsh is 6.03 (present, suffering with thyroid since 8 yrs m...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. 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. flax oil, 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. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.

I am diabetic taking alopathic medicine. sugar label is F.141 & aft. Food 200. Also no tanav in penis. Pl suggest some homeopathic medicine for sugar and also for improve in sex. My age is 53.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
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I am diabetic taking alopathic medicine. sugar label is F.141 & aft. Food 200. Also no tanav in penis. Pl suggest som...
Hye, thanks for the query. Diabetes is a health condition that affects your body's production of insulin, which is needed to control your blood sugar levels. When you eat, your body begins to store sugar in its cells, but as a diabetic, your body does not produce enough insulin to help control how much sugar is being stored. Spikes in blood sugar levels from eating can cause you to feel fatigued and lethargic, due to excess sugar in your bloodstream and cells. When enough insulin is once again produced to regulate your blood sugar levels, the glucose can be burned off as energy, thereby making you feel less fatigued. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - the sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250 mg/dl. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.

I am having pain in my knees and legs, I got my blood sugar and uric acid test, results ate 102 (fasting) 166 (after food) and uric acid - 7.4, please tell me what are the reasons and what should be done.

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I am having pain in my knees and legs, I got my blood sugar and uric acid test, results ate 102 (fasting) 166 (after ...
uric acid causes 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, dried peas, 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

5 tips to prevent diabetes

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Regular exercise
Regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (hdl), or" good" cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which also decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases

Avoid unhealthy food like fat food and junk food
Junk food is the type of food which has no nutritional value and is high in calories and also poses health hazards. The good taste of junk food comes from hydrogenated fats. These fats lead to obesity, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and heart diseases. Consumption of junk food increases the risk of diabetes to a great extent and should be avoided to the maximum.

Annual blood sugar estimation after age of 35
This would help an individual keep a check on the blood sugar count thus making him/her aware of how much to cut on food and exercise on a regular basis. This would make a person conscious of his eating habits and exercise regime by taking adequate steps to control high blood sugar levels.

Management of stress/change in lifestyle
Stress management has become extremely relevant in today's times as it the catalyst for many diseases specially diabetes. Managing stress levels among adults is extremely important and regular exercise and yoga can be the best way to do it. Life style changes such as continuous travel and irregular work hours can affect the normal functioning of the body leading to lifestyle diseases, diabetes being one of them. If diagnosed with diabetes, inspect your feet daily and seek early care if you get a foot injury. Modern wound dressings with antimicrobial properties like aquacel ag, which is made up of patented hydrofiber technology with ionic silver, have played a pivotal role in treatment of chronic foot ulcers.

Maintain weight as per your height (height in cms- 100 + your weight in kgms.)
If all the aforementioned steps are taken care of maintain correct weight should not be a problem. Obesity and diabetes go hand in hand hence maintain weight is a key part of preventing the onset of diabetes. Weight can be checked by eating right and exercising every day and also by limiting the amount of food intake. One should strictly avoid over eating as it causes problems like weight gain and obesity.
5 tips to prevent diabetes

I am a male, 32, 5 feet, blood group B+ve, no medication, high uric acid in blood, working in BPO night shifts. Please suggest if I can take wheat made chapatis or not as any have told me not to eat chapatis. Also suggest how much water should I drink according to my blood group. I take at least 4 litres of water a day.

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I am a male, 32, 5 feet, blood group B+ve, no medication, high uric acid in blood, working in BPO night shifts. Pleas...
Hye. Thankyou for the query. Unless you have a medical condition that calls for a restriction, there is no reason why you should stop eating chapati. Water intake does not depend on your blood group. Water intake depends on many factors like activity level, season, food intake, disease condition if any etc. Best way to ensure good intake of water is to sip on water through the day. You can be assured that you are taking enough water when the urine you pass is colourless (unless you are taking any medication or had fruits like beetroot). Also do not wait to be dehydrated and severely thirsty to have water. Ideally at least try to have at 2-3 liters of water per day (as long as you don't have any medical condition that needs restriction). Stop alcohol and smoking. Avoid skipping meals. Do not eat excessive amounts of non vegetarian foods. Since you work night shifts and have high uric acid levels, it will help to go for a personalised diet consultation.

Is it create any problem for low sugar, because am test very recently its shows 77.

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Is it create any problem for low sugar, because am test very recently its shows 77.
You did not mention that this value if fasting/ random/ after meal Normal Blood Sugars. A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL

My mother is diabetic and her blood sugar is fluctuating either its too low or too high.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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My mother is diabetic and her blood sugar is fluctuating either its too low or too high.
Hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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