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Dr. Venkata Krishna Rao

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  250 - 350 at clinic
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Dr. Venkata Krishna Rao is an experienced Endocrinologist in South City Hospital, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 15 years of journey as a Endocrinologist. He is a qualified MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology . You can visit him at Synergy Specialty Clinic And Diagnostic Centre in South City Hospital, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkata Krishna Rao on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur, - 2002
Fellowship in Diabetology - Dr Mohan's MV Diabetes Hospital Chennai, - 2006
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What Causes Female Infertility?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
What Causes Female Infertility?

There are a number of things that may be keeping you from getting pregnant:

Damage to your fallopian tubes.These structures carry eggs from your ovaries, which produce eggs, to the uterus, where the baby develops. They can get damaged when scars form after pelvic infections,endometriosis, and pelvic surgery. That can prevent sperm from reaching an egg.

Hormonal problems.You may not be getting pregnant because your body isn't going through the usual hormone changes that lead to the release of an egg from the ovary and the thickening of the lining of the uterus.

Cervical issues.Some women have a condition that prevents sperm from passing through the cervical canal.

Uterine trouble.You may have polyps andfibroids that interfere with getting pregnant. Uterine polyps and fibroids happen when too many cells grow in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.

" unexplained" infertility.For about 20% of couples who have infertility problems, the exact causes are never pinpointed.

Tests for infertility

Your doctor may order several tests, including a blood test to check hormone levels and an endometrial biopsy to examine the lining of your uterus.

Hysterosalpingography (hsg).This procedure involvesultrasoundor x-rays of your reproductive organs. A doctor injects either dye or saline and air into your cervix, which travel up through your fallopian tubes. With this method, your doctor can check to see if the tubes are blocked.

Laparoscopy.Your doctor puts a laparoscope -- a slender tube fitted with a tiny camera -- through a small cut near your belly button. This lets him view the outside of your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes to check for abnormal growths. The doctor can also see if your fallopian tubes are blocked.

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I am 39 years old I am diabetes percent two years give me some suggestions for control my sugar level my f. F. 235 and after 200.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment alongwith diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals vincetoxicum (adel) 20 dropss in 1 glass fressh water morning empty stomach eat little every 2 hrly instead of full meals report after 2 months.
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Glycemic Index & Diabetes - What's The Relation?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Glycemic Index & Diabetes - What's The Relation?

Did you know that some carbohydrates can make your blood sugar shoot up faster than others? So, when you eat a lot of these good slower acting carbs, you can potentially control your blood sugar levels. The glycemic index is a handy tool that indicates the slow acting good carbs from the fast bad carbs.

What is glycemic index?
It is a simple number that lets you know how fast your body converts carbohydrates in your food into glucose. Two foods with the same number of carbohydrates can end up having different glycemic index numbers. The bigger the number, the higher impact it has on your blood sugar levels.

  • 55 or less is low and good for controlling sugar
  • 56-69 is mediocre
  • 70 or higher indicates a high number and is not so good

Where to Look for the glycemic index or GI?
Look for the indication on the labels of packaged food. You can also find the glycemic index for common foods on the Internet or ask your dietician for the same. Also, keep in mind that natural foods like fruits and veggies have a lower glycemic index than refined or processed foods.

Benefits of low glycemic diet
If you have diabetes, a diet with low glycemic foods can help you manage your condition better.

  • Enhance your cholesterol levels
  • Help in weight management
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Help you stay full for a long time
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Controls blood sugar spikes

Carbohydrates act as an essential fuel for the body. Instead of limiting all carbs, focus on eating the healthy variants. A glycemic index is a great tool that can quickly help you to identify the good carbs from the bad ones.

Find the right balance
If a food has a high GI, does it mean you should avoid consuming it? Well, not necessarily the glycemic index should not be the prime consideration when making choices about what to eat, you should also consider other nutrients. For example, potato chips have a low GI than oatmeal. Also, the portion size of the food matters. It is good to offset a food high in GI with a food low in GI. If you take a food that has a high glycemic index during the day, be sure to balance it with a food that has a lower glycemic index in the night.

Keep in mind that when you eat a well-balanced meal full of protein, fats and carbohydrates, the digestion of the food that has a high GI slows down and shoots up the blood sugar level. So, it is important to find the right balance. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.

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I AM DIAGNOSE DIABETES. FASTING LEVEL120/PP-140. IAM WALKING THREE K. M. & practice YOGA FOR 45MINUTE, SUGGEST MEDICINE & FOOD.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I AM DIAGNOSE DIABETES. FASTING LEVEL120/PP-140. IAM WALKING THREE K. M. & practice YOGA FOR 45MINUTE, SUGGEST MEDICI...
Your blood sugar is under control with exercise. Continue exercise, reduce weight,avoid carbohydrates and sweet. Monitor your blood sugar and if increase consult doctor for medicine
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MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Smoking increases the risk of diabetes in normals & worsened the diabetic complications in diabetics.

My mother. Baljeet kaur is suffering from diabetes. And from one month she has itching problem in her whole body. What is the reason?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother. Baljeet kaur is suffering from diabetes. And from one month she has itching problem in her whole body. Wha...
If diabetes is not in check, then there is a possibility of getting fungal infection, which can cause itching. So two thing are needed - excellent blood glucose control with fasting glucose near 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg/ 100 ml, hba1c%<7. Then anti fungal treatment, thanks.
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Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.
Increase thirst, increased frequency of urination are some initial symptoms of diabetes but it can vary from being completely asymptomatic to non specific symptoms like weakness, tingling in feet, dry mouth, blurry vision, burning during urination. You need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent such metabolic diseases.
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My mother suffering from sugar diecese, so could you help me tat how to control by food.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mother suffering from sugar diecese, so could you help me tat how to control by food.
Adhere strictly to a diabetic diet after consulting Dietician.She should avoid sweets,high calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like rice,sugar,potato,bread,bakery items,Maida and fruits like grape,mango,banana,cheeky,Jack fruits etc.Along with diet control she has to go for regular walk and reduce weight if overweight.she should monitor her blood sugar three monthly and if it is not controlled with diet restriction,she has to take medicine after consulting Diabetologist.Consult for further advice
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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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I am 35 years old male having hypothyroidism over the last few years I have a query related to diet for hypothyroidism can I have steamed spinach, roti both jowar and wheat.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 35 years old male having hypothyroidism over the last few years I have a query related to diet for hypothyroidis...
Hello, Thanks for the query. There is no special diet for hypothyroidism. You can take all types of food. Only soy beans and soy containing products should be avoided. Plus consume a good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Always use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Otherwise there is no restriction. Thanks.
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Hi doctor. I'm 25 year old girl diagnosed recently with ulcerative colitis and hypothyroid. I'm so much for worried and depressed with the effects of these disorders. Will I be able to have a rewarding life like everyone or what are the drawbacks will I have to face in future? please clarify.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi doctor. I'm 25 year old girl diagnosed recently with ulcerative colitis and hypothyroid. I'm so much for worried a...
for ulcerative colitis go for tests cbc,blood sugar.endoscopy for upper abdomen. 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.
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I got my thyroid test done today. Test results are placed below. Kindly give your opinion and way forward TT3: 1.29 TT4: 9.40 TSH: 9.20.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I got my thyroid test done today. Test results are placed below. Kindly give your opinion and way forward
TT3: 1.29
T...
take iodine -rich meals, banana, intake at least 8 glass of water in day. eat more fiber rich foods, coconut oil, green tea, tyrosine -rich foods, low fat milk, avoid soya - products, go for walk daily, do exercises---yoga. you can take tab. thyronorm 100mcg before meal in morning daily.
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My fasting sugar levels are in the range of 100 to 120 n post is 110 to 140 & when i got my hba1c test done,result was 5.8 n ABG was 120.With these results i wanted to know am i diabetic?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am diabetic since 17 years and hyper tensive since 11 yrs, using GLIMULIN MF FORTE in the morning, JANUMET 50/1000 in the afternoon, GLIMULIN MF in the night. CONCOR AM 5 mg in the morning, TELMA 40 in the evening, GABAPIN NT 400 twice daily, ECOSPRIN AV 75 in the afternoon. But since last 3 months I have been facing episodes of severe gas trouble with bloating but no pain in the stomach. For this the doctor had suggested RIFAGUT 550 mg twice daily for 5 days, then after the recurrence in 1 month he again prescribed RIFAGUT 550 mg for another 5 days along with VSL-3 once daily for 10 days after lunch, again there was an episode after 15 days FLUDAC 10 mg capsule was asked to be taken at the night. Now I had taken it for 4 days and yet yesterday night the same problem reoccurred. I have observed that in all these episodes there is one thing common in my diet which is watermelon. I doubt that it's high fructose level is the culprit. After eating the gas trouble starts with in 3 hrs and the gas doesn't stop for another 3 hrs, during this I have to continuously force out the gas through mouth or else my stomach and chest keeps ballooning out and a false feeling of heart trouble is being felt by me due to which we had to undergo ECG which was normal. After browsing in the Internet I doubt that I am having fructose intolerance please suggest.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am diabetic since 17 years and hyper tensive since 11 yrs, using GLIMULIN MF FORTE in the morning, JANUMET 50/1000 ...
Watermelon is known to cause gas. Pl. Have it in the morning or noon when there is some physical activity. Also sprinkle some black pepper power& some roasted cumin seed powder so that it does not cause gas.
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What food to intake and what to avoid for hypothyroidism both vegetarian and non vegetarian?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What food to intake and what to avoid for hypothyroidism both vegetarian and non vegetarian?
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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My grandmother is suffering from diabetes. It is not under control. What should I do?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
My grandmother is suffering from diabetes. It is not under control. What should I do?
Start giving her 1 tsp of methi powder before 1 hour ago of meals. Divide her meals in 5 -6 times a day and keep her watch of carbs. Such as give her jowar ki roti, lots of vegetables and salad and thin buttermilk or curd and dal in her diet.
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Hi. My age is 27. My weight is gaining due to thyroid problem. My weight is 87. I have two children. Please give the solution to cure from thyroid and weight gaining.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
To support thyroid health you should: eliminate processed and simple carbohydrates avoid foods high in sugar enhance thyroid efficiency with supplements like: omega 3, b complex and for weight loss- fiber+ ch balance.
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I am 44 years old. I am having diabetics past 4 years. I am taking Glycomet SR 500 mg daily .My recent test report shows fasting blood sugar-137, PP-155 and HBA1c-6.6. Shall I continue or Any new medicine suggested to reduce fasting sugar level.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am 44 years old. I am having diabetics past 4 years. I am taking Glycomet SR 500 mg daily .My recent test report sh...
Hi Your fasting is slightly high where as your PP is good. Fbs should be kept within 120. Try to avoid carbohydrates. After 7 pm. Take in lots of salads instead and a protein drink before going to bed. This keeps your fasting sugars within limits. If it's still high then you need dose adjustment.
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