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Dr. Surekha B Shetty

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. Surekha B Shetty is a renowned Endocrinologist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Doctor has been a successful Endocrinologist for the last 16 years. Doctor has done MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . You can visit him/her at Shanthi Nursing Home in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Surekha B Shetty and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JJM Medical College , Davangere - 2001
MD - Internal Medicine - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 2006
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - Boston University School of Medicine - 2015

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Gestational Hypothyroidism - Know Everything About It!

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Noida
Gestational Hypothyroidism - Know Everything About It!

During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to contract thyroid diseases like gestational hyperthyroidism and gestational hypothyroidism. The main problem, however, is that the symptoms of gestational hypothyroidism are very much similar to those which can be observed during a normal pregnancy. The difficulty in differentiating between the two is the sole reason why many pregnant women are caught unawares, eventually resulting in further complications after the first trimester.

If gestational thyroid diseases are left untreated, you and your baby may experience a ton of problems such as preeclampsia, low birth weight, miscarriage and pre-mature birth amongst others. Needless to say, if you already have a history of pre-existing hypothyroidism, then you will most certainly need more medical attention than is required.

Symptoms
Symptoms of gestational hypothyroidism, like high fatigue and excessive weight gain, are hardly distinguishable from those associated with a normal pregnancy. Other symptoms can also include:

  1. Severe constipation
  2. Goiter
  3. Muscle cramps
  4. Trouble sleeping
  5. Hair loss
  6. Dry skin
  7. Difficulty concentration
  8. Memory problems
  9. Anxiety
  10. Intolerance to cold temperatures

Causes
There may be a variety of causes that are responsible for the development of gestational hypothyroidism but the most common cause is usually an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which stimulates the body's immune system to attack thyroid gland cells, leading to a deficiency in the number of active thyroid cells and enzymes, and ultimately resulting in a shortage of the thyroid hormone.

Treatment
Treatment for gestational hypothyroidism is normally uncomplicated, and follows just two simple steps:-

  1. Proper diagnosis, via the use of a synthetic hormone called levothyroxine, which is very much similar to the hormone T4 produced by the thyroid.
  2. Continuous monitoring of thyroid function tests held every four to six weeks during pregnancy.
     

I am a 57 years old male suffering from diabetic 2 since june 2014. I am taking glyciphage 500 SR 1 tab b/f and 1/2 tab at 6pm. Hba1c was 7.70% then and is same in jan 2016. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am a 57 years old male suffering from diabetic 2 since june 2014. I am taking glyciphage 500 SR 1 tab b/f and 1/2 t...
Hba1c is the test reveals your average glucose levels that is how well your diabetes is controlled. Fasting and postlunch tests are day to day based and hence may vary according to diet taken that day, exercise n even medication. Some may even have superb fbs/ppbs and yet high hba1c. At such times, it denotes that your current medications are falling short to control yur diabetes and yu may either need higher doses of insulin or stricter diet n exercise. If one could somehow take steps to arrest further progression of diabetes that is stop further drop in pancreatic function i. E. Insulin secretion n action - stability can be achieved, as is with homeopathy. Also diabetes has been linked to stressful lifestyle. Hence here what you could do to arrest further progression. Meet your doctor to first reconsider dosage. Revisit your diet n activity. Identify what stresses you and makes you worry try homeopathy as complementary therapy. Happy to help!
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I have diabetics how I can control it and I am getting shoulders and neck pain too much.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
I have diabetics how I can control it and I am getting shoulders and neck pain too much.
Hello! diabetes can be well managed by a good diet chart. Take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice). Go for a dietitian. Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30 min of exercise a day.
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I am 28 years female. I am trying to get pregnant from 2 years back. And I am also having hypothyroidism problem but it is normal range. My menstruation cycle is 30 days, I just want to ask the reason of not getting pregnant.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 28 years female. I am trying to get pregnant from 2 years back. And I am also having hypothyroidism problem but ...
Shikhaji, Please let me know the latest TSH levels and the dose of thyronorm being taken. Ideally TSH levels should be around 2 milli units/ml. If every thing is normal that is your TSH levels, monthly menstrual cycle, ovulation and the sperm count of your husband, then pregnancy is a possible. But there can be many other factors which influence in getting conceived. So it is better if you consult a competent gynecologist who should be able to give correct guidance. This is not a situation which online consultation can be of much help.
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Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin control need to ask here how to increase my weight as I just 50 kg right now.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I am a diabetic n under insulin control need to ask here how to increase my weight as I just 50 kg right now.
Mr Iqbal, Thanks for the query. Looking at your weight and height, you are having a BMI of 21.6 kgs/M2, which is marginally less. Your ideal body weight can be about 52 to 53 kgs. To increase weight first thing is to achieve a strict blood glucose control with fasting closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. If this is achieved, then proper nutrition and exercise will help in gaining weight. Thanks.
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From last two days my sugar level is ranging from Fasting 121 PP 165 what to do I m not taking medicine of sugar as I was reducing 400 calories sugar level was normal but from Last two days I was not able to do exercises.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
From last two days my sugar level is ranging from Fasting 121
PP 165
what to do I m not taking  medicine of sugar as ...
You are probably a predisbetic. Keep continuing diet control and exercise. Exercise at least 5 days a week.
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5 Medical Tests Women Should Never Ignore

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
5 Medical Tests Women Should Never Ignore

Remember the old saying that prevention is better than cure. Women are often bombarded with information that includes many tests but there are a few which should never be ignored.

1)breast cancer screening: this should start when a woman is in her 20's and 30's by breast self examination done once in three months after periods. If you feel any lump, follow it up with your gynecologist. A mammography is recommended after 40 every year till 50 and every alternate year after that till 75 years of age. A person may require more frequent testing if she at high risk due to her personal or family history.

2) cervical cancer screening: cervix is the entry to the uterus where a baby grows. Cervical cancer is still the no. One cancer in sexually active women in india. It is important to have regular screening by doing pap smear tests after starting sexual activity and then if normal, once every 3 years till 65 years of age. The main reason this cancer occurs is due to hpv infection and after the age of 30 years every woman should have a&amp;nbsp;hpv- dna test done once in her lifetime to assess her risk of getting this cancer.

3) osteoporosis screening: osteoporosis means weak and porous bones that are more likely to get fractured with smallest of falls and injuries. Bones start to lose their density after menopause in women. There are many high risk factors due to which the bones can start to weaken early but if none exist then at least a base line dexa scan which is an x-ray based test should be done at 65 years of age.

4) high blood pressure and cholesterol screening: high blood pressure is known to be a silent killer and it is important to get your blood pressure once a year after 30. But if you are overweight or have other high risk factors in your history, you can get it checked early to suit your lifestyle. Any blood pressure reading of more than 140 by 90 on two occasions means that you need to start treatment. High cholesterol is responsible for clogging our arteries and may lead to heart damage. Lipid profile should be done once in 5 years after the age of 25 years if normal.

5) blood sugar: if you are normal then a sugar testing should be done once every 3 years after 40 years. If there are risk factors like overweight, sedentary lifestyle or family history, one has to suit your individual needs. A fasting value of more than 125 or hba1c value of more than 6.5% suggests diabetes.

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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Should Anti- diabetic tablets & Insulin be taken on the day of testing?

Treatment should take all the medicine and insulin injection advised on the day of testing. Further more the regular time of taking meals and medicine is to be followed. All meals taken should be as per routine and not less or more
Diabetes once diagnosed is a life long disease which has to be controlled by Diet, Exercise & Medicine, A careless attitude towards diabetes can cost the patient heavily in terms of eye & kidney damage later on life.
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My HB is 7.8,TLC is 2500, ESR 44, Serum creatinine 1.3,uric acid 5.8. Rest all reports are OK. I have cough since last 6 moths and sputum is produce since three or four days. I have weight loose 12 kg in six months. Chest X-ray and CECT thorax chest is OK. Low grade fever also some time 101 to 102 fever continuously for 3 to 4 days. Shortness of breathing. Pls advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My HB is 7.8,TLC is 2500, ESR 44, Serum creatinine 1.3,uric acid 5.8. Rest all reports are OK. I have cough since las...
Please Take Somasav by sandu pharma 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Kankasav by sandu pharma 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Continue your current medicine for depression Reconsult after 7 days for further advice, for depression also.
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I have blood fasting sugar at a higher level but the post breakfast sugar level is normal. I have high cholesterol and high TSH. In addition I have reduced bone space in both the knees and lower spinal vertebrae. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I have blood fasting sugar at a higher level but the post breakfast sugar level is normal. I have high cholesterol an...
You are loaded already, just try dieting with no rice or wheat and walking if you can do not sit on the floor always sit 1.5 feet above the ground level continue with whateer meds you are on and report after ten days.
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I am 47 year old male, firstly I am suffering in hypertension, and secondly my uric acid is high. Please advice me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
You can control hypertension , (cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. ) by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. In high uric acid avoid few diets i.e. high purine-rich foods, milk products, protein foods, meat, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms, whey proteins which are used in zym, diuretic medicines. Eat balanced diet , eat banana, take amino acid rich diets, L- glutamine like supplements, whole grain, oats, green veg., low cholesterol foods, plenty of water in day time, Do test Kidney Function Test every 6 months to monitor levels of uric acid. Consult doctor always for medicines. Do not take medicines by self. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day.
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I am 65 years having Diabetes and bp, about a wk checked sugar level which is fbs 148&ppb 217. I take glycomet GP 1 and insulin 18 mng and 28 point night. Bp under control Please advice me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 65 years having Diabetes and bp, about a wk checked sugar level which is fbs 148&ppb 217. I take glycomet GP 1 a...
Mr. lybrate-user, If blood glucose is well controlled then fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 180 mg & HbA1c%<7. Looking at your blood glucose levels, it is clear that the control is not adequate. There is no mention of HbA1c%. It appears that there is need for closer look at the diet and amount of exercise that is being done. Thanks.
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Getting fat day by day. Dont have any thyroid problems or anything. My inner thighs are quite heavy. Please help by proper medication.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
Getting fat day by day. Dont have any thyroid problems or anything. My inner thighs are quite heavy. Please help by p...
Hi, you should go for brisk walk in the morning and evening. Do regular exercise atleast 15 minutes daily. Take lukewarm water with lemon in the morning. Take salad before meals. Drink more water in a day. Don't take rice at night and don't skip breakfast. Avoid junk food and oily food. Avoid soya products. Take frequent meals instead of 3 big meals.
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I am a Diabetic patient levels are normal. My Creatine level is 1.77 n Potassium level is also high -5.5, What medicines or diet I should take to bring down my levels.

MBBS, PDDM
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a Diabetic patient levels are normal. My Creatine level is 1.77 n Potassium level is also high -5.5, What medici...
First of all hydrate yourself properly and repeat the test. If your reports are the same, you need to be concerned about high potassium levels. Do a test for urine for microalbumin.
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I am 78 years old, male, and have diabetes type 2 for over 40 years, H1bc is 7.0 I took 1/4 cup Oatmeal with tea spoon of cinnamon, fistful of cashews, 8 almonds, 8 walnuts, and half fistful of raisins for breakfast. But my sugar levels did not drop and I was gaining weight. Now I am taking only two boiled eggs but my fasting sugar is varying from 100 to 160 depending on what I eat for dinner. When I eat yellow Dahl cake, it is 100, but when I have Alu ka Sabji, it is 160. I take metformin 1000mgX2 Glipizide 5mgX4 for my diabetes and I have discontinued use of Lantus insulin 20 Units prescribed by the Dr. Kindly suggest a good BF food for me.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 78 years old, male, and have diabetes type 2 for over 40 years, H1bc is 7.0 I took 1/4 cup Oatmeal with tea spoo...
Your answer is evident from your diet described. You have to avoid so much of dry fruits and resins, 2 boiled eggs daily. Please consult a dietician and rely more on high fibre ,low calory diet. Sugar,jagary, honey,sweets sweet fruits (like mangoe, banana,cheeku, dates,grapes, including resins) should be avoided. Regular activity like walkin is Regarding medicines follow advice of your doctor.
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Thyroid Gland - Diet Tips to Improve Health Of It!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Thyroid Gland - Diet Tips to Improve Health Of It!

The thyroid gland in your body is responsible for controlling and secreting those hormones that help in your natural growth and development. These hormones are crucial in regulating some of the most important functions of your body,  such as your heart rate, breathing, your body weight, your menstrual cycle and your muscle power to name a few. 

Problems of the thyroid gland (such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism) can hamper all of these vital functions, and these problems usually arise due to a poor diet. However, your diet can also help in improving the health of your thyroid gland. Here are some diet tips to help you out:

  1. Include lots of iodine in your diet: Iodine is a  nutritive element, without which your thyroid gland will not be able to function at all, being its building block. Therefore, iodine rich foods, such as fortified salt, eggs, seaweed and other dairy products should be a part of your diet. Along with iodine, zinc, selenium, copper and iron are other very important elements that should be a part of your diet too. 
  2. Plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants help: Since stress (blame it on cortisol, the stress hormone that overworks your thyroid in case of chronic stress) plays a major role in hampering the proper functioning of your thyroid gland, eliminating it and detoxifying yourself is extremely important. This can be done by  including plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. White meat, fishes like tuna, peanuts, brown rice and fruits such as goji berries and wild blueberries can be of great help in this regard.
  3. Say no to soy: Soy is one of the main culprits behind the malfunctioning of your thyroid gland, as it contains an element known as isoflavones, which can reduce the iodine reserve in the gland. Apart from that, vegetables that belong to the brassica family such as cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are linked to causing goitre and must be avoided. Consumption of gluten must be avoided too, as it can cause autoimmune thyroid disorders, celiac disease and hormonal imbalances.
  4. Enjoy your daily meals: In today's fast paced world a stress-free meal is a thing of the past as most people are in a rush to get done with their breakfast, lunch or dinner. This hampers your digestive function and also puts stress on your thyroid glands. The best way to eat is to sit on a table and relax, enjoying every morsel you swallow. This ensures your thyroid remains healthy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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I am suffering by thyroid form last five years. At present my report show normal, I take thyronorm 75mg daily. So what's YOUR advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, hypothyroidism is a condition which has to be treated for life time. So you will have to continue the same treatment. When treatment is adequate tsh levels should be around 3 to 4 milli units/ml. With regards.
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I am hypothyroid patient. Six month ago my TSH 12.87 tab THYROX 50mcg, one month test again TSH report 0.88 doctor give me thyrox 25mcg tab.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am hypothyroid patient. Six month ago my TSH 12.87 tab THYROX 50mcg, one month test again TSH  report 0.88 doctor g...
continue your medicines. 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,
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Sir. My mother has sugar problem. Now her level is in control. Doctor said that my mother should take medicine for entire life. Is their any to solve this.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir. My mother has sugar problem. Now her level is in control.
Doctor said that my mother should take medicine for en...
Yes she needs medication for entire life. Diet & exercise will help to reduce sugar so medication will be less. She should avoid maida salt & oil.
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I am a 45 year old male, I have diabetes since 2000 and now I become very thin and weak. My sugar level is very high. what should I do? Please help me.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am a 45 year old male, I have diabetes since 2000 and now I become very thin and weak. My sugar level is very high....
You need to start ayurvedic medicine along with your allopthic medicine to control blood sugar. Plus you need to change your food habits. For a start reduce the qty. Of water you drink in 24 hrs to a max of 1 ltr. Have water in sips & not in gulps. Sugar is a disease of water metabolism. Ayurveda treats it differently. Please consult privately for detailed prescription of ayurvedic medicine & food system.
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