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Dr. Vijayakumar

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Vijayakumar Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Vijayakumar is a renowned Endocrinologist in BTM Layout, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Karanth Speciality Hospital in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I AM HAVING A BOIL ON MY buttock WHAT SAFE medicine I SHOULD TAKE. THIS KIND OF BOIL COMES RARELY TO ME. I AM DIABETIC AND AM TAKING Amaryl m1 2 times daily.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I AM HAVING A BOIL ON MY buttock WHAT SAFE medicine I SHOULD
TAKE. THIS KIND OF BOIL COMES RARELY TO ME. I AM DIABETI...
Hello, You need to first have a strict blood glucose control with FBS near 100 mg, PP 160 to 180 mg / 100 ml. HbA1c%<7. Plus you take a good broad spectrum antibiotic for 7 days or so. Thanks.
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Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a scourge that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. It is one of the major public health concerns of the modern era. Diabetes not only causes damage to your internal organs but will also take a toll on your eyes if left unchecked. Retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and blurry vision are common phenomena accompanying diabetes. 

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

  1. Blurry or double vision

  2. Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots

  3. Dark or floating spots

  4. Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes

  5. Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Thus Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam plays an important role to detect it.

Here are some common Diabetic Eye Problems:

  1. Blurry Vision: Do things turn blurry for you at times? Well it is not your glasses which are at fault but your high blood sugar count swelling up the lens within your eye and changing your ability to see. In order to correct your vision, you need to try bringing your sugar level back to the optimal range, which is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter. Do call on a doctor if the situation persists or deteriorates further.

  2. Cataracts: Your eye lens is just like a camera that enables you to see through it by focusing on a particular object. If you have cataract, your otherwise clear lens gets shrouded a layer making it opaque and cloudy. You tend to face difficulties in the form of glares, blurred or clouded vision, and blind spots among other problems. Diabetics are prone to acquiring cataract much earlier than others, with the condition worsening subsequently. They are removed via surgery where your doctor substitutes your hazy lens with a new artificial one.

  3. Glaucoma: You eye transmits images to your brain through the optic nerve. Pressure may build up within the optic nerve resulting in damage and ultimately causing total or partial blindness. This is a fairly common disorder with diabetics and a large number of cases pertaining to blindness due to diabetes are caused by this. Usually, glaucoma can be treated with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines.  It is important to visit a doctor as it can help stop the progression of the disorder much earlier.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind your eyes that absorbs light and converts them into images that are sent to the brain via your optic nerve. High blood sugar count can actually wreak havoc on the tiny blood vessels within your retina giving rise to diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms may include blurry vision, seeing spots, blind spots and difficulty in low light or night time. Retinopathy can cause you to progressively go blind and thus it is imperative that you go for periodic check-ups and keep your diabetes under control.

Control and Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are not doomed to develop diabetic eye disease. Although you are at risk, you have the ability to control your diabetes so your vision is not compromised. Controlling diabetes requires you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Follow some steps to help you control and preserve your vision:

  1. Taking your Medicines regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Skipping of medication may leads to irregular control and is more hazardous.

  2. Eating Right food is essential when trying to prevent or control diabetes. Eat a diet that is high in nutrients, low in fat and moderate in calories. A high-fiber diet with low glycaemic index foods (slow-release carbohydrates) will keep blood sugar steady and make you feel full. Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely, you must limit sugar to a small serving. The good news is that as you cut sweets, your cravings will change and you will naturally desire more healthy foods.

  3. Keep your A1C level under 7%: A1C is a test you have during a visit to your endocrinologist to determine how well-controlled your diabetes has been during the previous 2-3 months. Keeping your blood glucose in this target range means less damage to the delicate blood vessels around your eyes.

  4. Control blood pressure and Cholesterol Levels: People with diabetes have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and Cholesterol, which can cause eye blood vessel damage.

  5. Regular Physical Exercise can help you control your blood sugar, increase fitness and reduce your risk for heart disease and nerve damage. You must track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia.

  6. Annual comprehensive eye exams: If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is even more important to have Complete Dilated eye exam to initially get baseline recordings of the eye conditions and then regular yearly follow-up visits to monitor changes in your vision. If you notice blurred vision and you have had diabetes for a length of time, it might be a signal you need to keep tighter control of your glucose levels.

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I m 39 yrs, female, 54kgs, 164cms, was feeling uneasy, went for thyroid test. Reports are TSH 0.11, T3-5.56, T4-21.11. please advice.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I m 39 yrs, female, 54kgs, 164cms, was feeling uneasy, went for thyroid test. Reports are TSH 0.11, T3-5.56, T4-21.11...
u have hyperthyroidism...u need to take noniodised salt first... there are certain medications to control it but theses are not over the counter drugs,, u have to consult privately for that
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Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me. Weight gained 25 kg. Very forgetful memory and sleepy all the time without doing anything. Thank you.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me.
Weight gained 25 kg. V...
Hi, It would have been useful if you mentioned the reasons why Thyronorm was not suiting you? Further you did not mention the results of your thyroid function tests. I feel that based on your symptoms your Thyroid function tests may be abnormal. The symptoms that you are describing are of hypothyroidism, so looks like the dose of Thyronorm was not sufficient. Plan: Please get your TSH, fT3 and fT4 done. See an endocrinologist who can prescribe alternative brands of the thyroxine hormone drug. Thank you.
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My son is- 8 years old. Having 38 kg weight. becomes fatty since last two month. H/o- Adenoids (opeBeaches rative not done) Thyroid test done. Values are T3- 231.8 mg/dl T4- 8.09ug/dl TSH- 1.77uig/ml Is there any disease? Please tell the prognosis.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is- 8 years old. Having 38 kg weight.
becomes fatty since last two month.
H/o- Adenoids (opeBeaches rative not...
Hello, Lybrate user. Give him the following Homoeo medicine: @ Cal carb 30-6 pills, thrice. @ thyroidinum 30-6 pills thrice. Prognos is within control. Tk care V.
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I am 45 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes and hypothyroidism I am taking 25 mcg medicine. My diabetes level is 170 pre breakfast and 250 post breakfast. Is it necessary to eat food made with olive oil or mustard oil. Or I can use other alternative oils like sunflower oil. My weight is 105.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am 45 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes and hypothyroidism I am taking 25 mcg medicine. My diabetes level...
Hi Your blood sugar levels are very high. There is no oil which is very safe for diabetes. Any oil taken in excess will harm the body. I would suggest you to change your oil every month so that you get the benefits of all oil. Do not heat olive oil as you lose the benefits of the oil, add it to your vegetable salads or dips. Losing 10% of your weight itself will help you in reducing blood sugars. Make sure you do not take more than half a litre of oil per month. Avoid fried foods, eat small meals every 2-3 hours, do not take red meat instead opt for chicken without skin and fish mostly in curried forms. Always snack on fruits and vegetables, channa, sprouts. Drink lots of water. Exercise atleast 30 min a day for atleast 5 days a week. Also you may need dose adjustment of your medications.
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I have thyroid problem and i am taking homeopathic treatment for thyroid. N daily working out for 20 mins. In orbitrek. Is that enough. To lose weight.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have thyroid problem and i am taking homeopathic treatment for thyroid. N daily working out for 20 mins. In orbitre...
You will be able to achieve a weight loss only once your thyroid levels are in normal range. So try & normalise them & then try losing weight. It will help you.
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I have a problem of thyroid, because of that my whole body is paining at all the time. So please tell me some solution of this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem of thyroid, because of that my whole body is paining at all the time. So please tell me some solutio...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Hi, am 32 years housewife, for the past one year am suffering from hypothyroidism and using 50mcg eltroxin. Life time I have to use the tablets is there any remedies so that there is no need to use tablets for thyroid. Am having side effects because of this hair loss burning sensation in the body. My thyroid report is 5.2 slightly higher than normal levels. Pls suggest me really suffering a lot. Thanks, Waiting for the reply.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi, am 32 years housewife, for the past one year am suffering from hypothyroidism and using 50mcg eltroxin. Life time...
Lybrate-user, as mentioned hypothyroidism treatment has to be for lifetime. There is no option. There are no other remedies. In fact on treatment tsh levels should be around 3 to 4 milli units / ml, then only all the symptoms including hair loss will be under control.
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I am 32 year male. I currently have lymph node TB and currently under medication from last 1 month. Due to medicines my URIC acid has increased and to control the same I am eating FABUTAZ 80 mg, I am am eggatarian, please suggest suitable diet to control the URIC acid.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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, driedpeas, 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,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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I had diabetes I am using glycomategp1 500mg 1mg glemperidon how many years I have to continue using this tablet and the side effects of this tablet pls kindly notify me?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had diabetes I am using glycomategp1 500mg 1mg glemperidon how many years I have to continue using this tablet and ...
Lybrate-user, t2 dm is a metabolic disease occurring due to either deficiency of insulin or resistance to it's action or both together. Since this condition can only be controlled with appropriate medicines, diet restriction and regular physical exercise to maintain normal weight. There is no cure for it. So treatment will continue for life time. If sugar control is not good then there may be a need to change or add new drugs, but treatment will continue for your life time. Most of these drugs are quite safe, hence there are hardly any side effects.
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I just have diagnosed diabetes. After blood sugar test the report is 190 on fasting 248 pp. I am scared. What to do?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I just have diagnosed diabetes. After blood sugar test the report is 190 on fasting 248 pp. I am scared. What to do?
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. Type 1 usually occurs at younger age due to insulin deficiency and treated with insulin injections. Type 2 usually in adults due to insulin resistance and treated with oral medicines.
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I am a 37 years woman and am well overweight. I weigh 80 kg . I have hypothyroid and have everything else associated with it. I am quite used to all of that. My concern at the moment is to bring down my weight since I have constant pain in my legs . Especially my calves .Also the pain is particularly in the back of the knee area. I can feel tightness in the leg muscles. Who should I consult and how can I get rid of the weight and the pain in my legs.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 37 years woman and am well overweight. I weigh 80 kg . I have hypothyroid and have everything else associated ...
Lybrate-user, are you on treatment for hypothyroidism? if not then start it immediately, with thyroxine. Dose will depend upon body weight, t4 & tsh levels. Once adequate dose is taken all symptoms will be in check. Plus you also have to avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard & coffee. Consume good deal of green vegetables, salads & fruits. Use whole grain flour for chapati & roti. Avoid bakery items and items made of maida. Exercise daily for at least 1 hour. If you have any doubts please come back. J.
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I am 57 years old and having back ache in muscles for the last so many days due to thyroid problem and lost almost 15 kg weight in one year. Please guide.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 57 years old and having back ache in muscles for the last so many days due to thyroid problem and lost almost 15...
your are taking med. tab.gemer-1., muscular pain occurs in thyroid...you may take for it..tab. voveran 50 mg sos.
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I am 22 years old unmarried girl. I have been suffering from irregular and absent periods from jan 2015. I get period only when I take tablets and the bleeding is also very little and last nly for 2 days. I have visited gynecologist they suggested ne livogen tablet still there is no regular period. Recently my gynecologist has taken hormonal test in dat leutinizing hormone level was 14.92 she said that iy is poly cyst and prescribed me vofol myo and padmini tablet. I have been using these tablets from past 10 days. I have got bloated stomach from april 2015 and my stool colour is very dark like black and tarry. From past 1 week I have been suffering from sore hands, tongue, mouth, giddiness, and iam unable to sleep also and also burning sensation in hands and feet sumtyms. Are these due to intake of medicines or any other problem. I have seen in net that bloated stomach, dark black tarry stool and sore hands can be the symptoms of any type of cancer. And giddiness blur vision and burning sensation of hands and legs are due to diabetes. please do repl am really worried am I having cancer or its due to the intake of medicines or do I have diabetes. please do repl. than n advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 22 years old unmarried girl. I have been suffering from irregular and absent periods from jan 2015. I get period...
As of now it seems to be due to the intake of medication and for your main problem I will suggest you to take tablet folvite 5 mg twice a day for a month and than once a day for another six months and better to stop hormonal tablets after this period and to do daily exercises and revert back to me after six months
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I am 41 years old I have sugar problem from last 10 years. I am taking tablet Glycomet trio 2/.3 for three times in a day. But still my sugar level is high. Fasting 170 and after food 220. Can you suggest any other medicine or combination.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am 41 years old I have sugar problem from last 10 years. I am taking tablet Glycomet trio 2/.3 for three times in a...
Thank you for the query. From your question I gather that you are already on glycomet trio (2 mg/500 mg/0.3 mg) thrice a day. This implies that you are on quite a high dose of oral anti diabetic agents. However, your sugar levels tend to remain high. I would like to enquire about your hbaic as that will give a better picture about your control. At this stage I would advice you to modify your diet (1400-1500 kcal) per day and opt for a exercise regimen (30 min per day for 5 days a week). Please get your eyes and renal functions checked. I would also advise you to monitor your blood sugar levels at home with a glucometer if possible.
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I have thyroid problem. Pills for which I am taking for the last 5 months. Now a days I feel very tired after 2pm generally. What diet sud I take? May I consume amway nutrients.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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. You may take Amway nutrients or cap cobadex z once daily after food for 15 days.
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I am 6 month pregnant. In my gtt test my fbs is 76 urine sugar id nil and after talking 100 glucose after half hour blood sugar is 156 andurine sugar is f. Traces. After 1 hour blood sugar is 176 and urine sugar is+. After 2 hours blood sugar is 148 and urine sugar is traces. Ln my hbalc test the result is 5.9. My question is my am diabetic or not. What should be my diet. Jo baby ke health ke liye theek ho. Kya me 3 fruits ek din me le sakti hu. I am very confused. Please guide me for my diet.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 6 month pregnant.  In my gtt test my fbs is 76 urine sugar id nil and after talking 100 glucose after half hour ...
Abnormal blood values for a 2-hour 100-gram oral glucose tolerance test are: Fasting: greater than 95 mg/dL 1 hour: greater than 180 mg/dL 2 hour: greater than 155 mg/dL This test is done to rule out gestational diabetes ..its different from overt diabetes...If more than 1 of your blood glucose results is higher than normal, you have gestational diabetes.gestational diabetes is encountered commonly in second trimester of pregnancy due to certain hormonal changes and the test being done at 28 weeks of gestation...gestational diabetic pts are at future increased risk of developing diabetes... But u dont worry all your results are within normal range ...u can take as much fruits as u can ..there is no restriction regarding particular food stuff as of now..just avoid unhealthy fast foods...fried foods etc..
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Hello. My mother is suffering from Thyroid with TSH= 12.0. What kind of problem is this? Is it possible to completely cure this problem? Or lifetime medications?

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
TSH 12 is suggestive of hypothyroidism, means her body is producing less thyroid hormone than norma. Thyroid hormone is required for normal metabolic function of body. It can be controlled easily with thyroid hormone given in tab. Form as advised by your Physician. Dose is adjusted with TSH estimation at regular intervals.
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