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Hello Doctor! I am 21 years old. I am a diabetic patient from last 10 to 11 years of type A. I take injections 4 times a day. My sugar level is fluctuating as I am a student and live in Mumbai. My schedules are sometimes more hectic. So some tips for controlling it and diet.
Hello I am (male) from Bangalore I have diabetes at low level suffering from overweight. Loss of sex pls inform what I do any good suggestion? Pls.
Is hypo or hyperthyroid the cause of cold feet and hands, and feeling easily cold or hot? and of abnormal tiredness and sleepiness and never having enough sleep? please let me know and what medicine to take. Thank you.
Sir I have thyroid problem since 12 years. Now a days my hair fall is very high. And my is turning to very dry. Please suggest me a doctor.
I am female 60 years old and suffering Diabetics. Please advice what type of food I can take and medicines.
My age is 27, female. Hypothyroid since 17 years of age, thyronorm 75 mcg. Testosterone is 84 but free testosterone is in range. What can be the reason? TSH 6.4. Low iron.
I am 23 years old female. I am having thyroid past 1 month. And also having dizziness while walking. But my hemoglobin is 10.9. Is this caused by anemia or thyroid or some other reasons? please suggest me.
Hi doctor My age is 36 but I am suffering from diabetes I have more stress in my job. I am have sex problem pls help me.
I have checked my blood sugar level through sugar testing machine after having tea only results is 140 please advise that I have sugar or not and advice me what to do to decrease this level.
My throat is giving me problem from almost 4 months sometime my voice become heavy and I feel sensation in my throat, I am diabetic also kindly I had consulted doctor also still problem is same. Kindly suggest me medicine.
Hi, am 28 years old and I am hypothyroid and daily am taking 150 mcg tyronorm tablets. Even my mother is a hypothyroid patient. But am totally fine and don? t have complications with my hypothyroid. I got married a year before and ma wife is currently carrying (4 months). So would like to know would my kid also could get hypothyroid in future. Because I suspect me getting hypothyroid was genetic and I inherited the disease from my mother. Also would like to inform that my wife is totally healthy and do not have any complications.
I am diabetic, thyroid and BP. I am taking insulin and other medicines for three of medical issues I have severe chronic constipation I am on diet bcos my wt is 160 kgs I loose 7 kgs in month. Whenever I take cremaffin plus I relax could you please tell me what medicines I will take that to avoid constipation and or can I continue with this cremaffin plus. Pls help pls help please help. Thanks.
My father age is 69 years old, For past 3 years he is taking tablet for dietetics, Now his sugar level has been increased a lot but he is not taking that much sugar too, Before food 215 mg, after food 330 some what. I do not know how to reduce his sugar level without going for insulin. Please advice me, what action can be taken. Whether he needs to take any test, if yes please tell me the test report names so that I will check near by lab. He is taking Amedop AT tablet for BP too. He got stoke in the year 2000. Because of that his left side function is not good. Please provide your response as soon as possible.
Hypothyroidism is a hormonal disorder caused by reduced amounts of thyroid hormone. It is more common than hyperthyroidism and affects women more than men. Iodine is a main ingredient of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and iodine deficiency leads to hypothyroidism.
TSH is required for effective metabolism and reduced amount leads to affecting overall metabolism of the body and causing the following symptoms.
- Slow pulse
- Weight gain
- Reduced attention/concentration span
- Intolerance to cold
- Hoarseness of voice
- Inability to concentrate
- Depression/low mood
- Swollen face and droopy eyes
- Dry skin
- Premenstrual tension
- Muscular pain
Ayurveda believes that this is due to an imbalance between the 3 body systems - vata, pita, and kapha. In hypothyroid people, the pita is supposed to be overpowered by kapha which reduces metabolism.
Treatment is aimed at bringing out balance between the two.
The various Ayurvedic components include:
Panchakarma and external therapies like Vamana, shirodhara, virechana, basti, udwarthana, Kashaya Seka are shown to play a significant role in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Specific Asanas and Pranayamas that are directed at the thyroid have been proven to be beneficial.
- The most effective asana is sarvangasana or the shoulder stand. It improves blood flow to the thyroid and thereby improves its function. Matsyasana, surya namaskara, pavan muktasana, and halasana are also beneficial for hypothyroid patients.
- Ujjayi is the most common pranayama which acts on the throat area and stimulates reflexes in this area.  Nadi shodhana pranayama also is proven to have beneficial effects on the metabolism.
Appetizers and digestive agents are given to improve metabolism. These include herbs and whole grains and specific food products including dairy products.
Food has a major role to play, and some of the do's and don't's are as follows.
- Increase water consumption, preferably warm water, to improve digestion
- Include more iodine-containing foods like white onions, fish, shellfish
- Include more whole fibers like brown rice, barley, green gram, Bengal gram, cucumber, and sugarcane juice
- Increase consumption of milk and milk products
- Avoid sour food items
- Herbal products recommended for hypothyroidism include kanchanara, (purple mountain ebony), jatamansi, shilajita, gokshura, Brahmi, and punarnava
- Apply a paste of jalakumbhi which helps by supplying iodine to the goiter directly
- Jalakumbhi juice can also be consumed daily (11 to 22 g)
- Coconut oil, being rich in medium chain fatty acids, increases the body's metabolism and helps in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism
Lifestyle Changes: In addition to the above, meditation and regular exercises to maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, and manage weight have shown to help control symptoms to a large extent.
Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition but can be managed with a combination of food, exercise, and lifestyle changes.