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Dr. Arun Raghavan

MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Chennai

10 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
Dr. Arun Raghavan MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
10 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Arun Raghavan is a renowned Endocrinologist in Guindy, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 10 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He is a MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . You can consult Dr. Arun Raghavan at Dr.A.Ramachandran�s Diabetes Hospitals - Guindy in Guindy, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arun Raghavan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Sri ramachandra medical college and research institute - 2007
MD - Sree Balaji Medical College Research Institute - 2010
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - Christian Medical College, Vellore - 2014

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Hi doctor I am 24 year old I am suffering from hypothyroidism is there any surgery thru which I can cure isn't want to take medicine for life time.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi doctor I am 24 year old I am suffering from hypothyroidism is there any surgery thru which I can cure isn't want t...
Lybrate-userji, hypothyroidism is a condition arising because of thyroxine hormone deficiency. Thyroxine is produced by our thyroid gland and it is essential for development and normal functioning of brain and most vital metabolic reactions in the body. If not made available from outside it will lead to severe problems like swelling of whole body, affection of brain function, weight gain, menstrual problems, anxiety and depression, dry skin, dry hair, hair fall, difficulty in conception and getting healthy babies. Therefore, the hormone has to be supplemented for lifetime. There is no option. There is surgery indicated in this condition. Thanks.
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Dear Sir, Day before yesterday I went for a sugar test after eating chicken and it came 265. AM I diabetic? What can I do now to control?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Dear Sir, Day before yesterday I went for a sugar test after eating chicken and it came 265. AM I diabetic? What can ...
Yes you are diabetic. Please control first by life style modification. Brisk walking small frequent low carbohydrate meal. Salad along with every meal and fruits in between.
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I am suffering from sugar please tell me some preventions and precaution to take?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from sugar please tell me some preventions and precaution to take?
Be on a strict diabetic diet. Avoid direct sugars. Use sugar free tablets instead of sugar. Take medicines regularly according to the advice of your doctor, get your blood and urine examined for sugar every month. Use soft mcr chappals while walking. Take utmost care of your foot and eyes, go for an eye checkup once in a year. Go for a walk everyday for about 1hr. All these will help you to keep your sugar level under control.
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I am diabetic for 7 years what food should I take to control.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist,
I am diabetic for 7 years  what food should I take to control.
Pl. Understand that you need to control your diet & do adequate exercise. Avoid sugar, honey, jaggery, deep fried items, sweets & confectionaries. Normal diet with increased quantity of salad veggies should be consumed.
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What actually causes diabetes, Is this necessary that a diabetic patient also have hypertension, weak eye sight or joint pain?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What actually causes diabetes, Is this necessary that a diabetic patient also have hypertension, weak eye sight or jo...
The exact cause is not known. The following are the risk factor 1. Heredity 2. Obesity, 3. Stress 4. Smoking 5. Lack of exercise, 6. Sedentary life style diabetes can be associated with hypertension, weak eye sight and joint pain in some patients, but it is not always.
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I am a 54 years female suffering from hypothyroidism for last 21 years. I am 90 kg and ht 5feet 4 inches. Pain in knees and lots of celluloid in legs and arms. What should I do to reduce wt and about the pain in my knees. Taking mtoprolol 50 mg and ramipril 5 mg daily with 125 microgram of eltroxin.

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I am a 54 years female suffering from hypothyroidism for last 21 years. I am 90 kg and ht 5feet 4 inches. Pain in kne...
Dear , since you are suffering from hypothyroidism for a long time I assume that you are taking your thyroid medications regularly. But you have not mentioned whether your blood hormone levels are remaining within normal range. For weight loss, you need to consult a dietician and follow a stricter regime rather than going in for an aggressive exercise programme.
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I am 45 years old, Vegetarian, Non drinker . Am suffering from Gout .Uric Acid levels in my blood goes up time to time leading to swelling on my toe. To cure it I take Colcichin Tabs and Allopurinol Tabs. Please advise preventive measures mainly what changes I need to make to my life style ? Thank you.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello, Thanks for your question. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis hospital, New Delhi. I think you are prone to high uric acid levels quiet often. My advise is to make dietary modification which means less amount of red meat and especially rice, but you should go to a dietician and get a diet chart made to be strictly followed till your levels come down to normal values. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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Recently I test my TSH and it's reading says 4.95 which is bit higher. What precaution should I take for this apart from medicine advised by doctor. How this can effect my life style.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Recently I test my TSH and it's reading says 4.95 which is bit higher. What precaution should I take for this apart f...
The higher tsh level means treatment for hypothyroidism has to be taken for life time. Other precautions include avoiding vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and any food item containing soya products. Also avoid mustard and coffee. One can use whole grain flour made breads, green salads and fruits, onion, garlic etc. If care is not taken and treatment is stopped then cosequences can be severe. Thyroxine is needed for all the metabolic functions of the body. If deficiency occurs can lead to swelling of feet and legs and face, slow heart rate, slurred speech, difficulty to concentrate, general weakness, lethargy, intolerance to cold temperature and hair loss.
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Hello sir. Mujhe hypothyroid ks prblm hai. Aur mai 100mg k tblts leti hu. Mere bal ksfi lmbe ghane the pr dhore dhire bahut ptle sur bahut jysda jhd gye hai. Ye hypothyroid k karn h aiza ho skya h. Mujhe janna h lya mere bal fr se ghsne nai ho skye kya kya ye hmesha aise hi rahege. Gar koi ilaj ho to bataiye. Mujhe bahut khtab lgta h ekdm skull dikhta h ab. Itna km hota ja rahh .

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Homeopath, Faridabad
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Mujhe hypothyroid ks prblm hai. Aur mai 100mg k tblts leti hu. Mere bal ksfi lmbe ghane the pr dhore dhire...
Hello, These are some home made tips to get shiny and strong long hair. *Massage the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes after bathing with water. This stimulates the blood circulation and strengthens the hair follicles in the scalp. *Massage the scalp and hair with coconut milk or Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for ½ hour, and then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week. *Massage into the scalp and hair honey with egg yolk. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then rinse. *Massage almond oil on scalp 2-3 times a day, daily. This will stop further hair loss. *Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow *Make a shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai and boil in two liters of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for your hair for at least one month. Your hair will become thick.
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My sugar and bp fluctuates horrible. I dont what to do? In morning my bp was 138/103. Evening 93/69. What to do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My sugar and bp fluctuates horrible. I dont what to do? In morning my bp was 138/103. Evening 93/69. What to do?
first provide details of ur blood sugar reports, for bp nothing much required,just reduce salt intake in ur diet
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I am 26 years ago old and I am suffering from diabetic can I get rid of diabetic.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 26 years ago old and I am suffering from diabetic can I get rid of diabetic.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus is occurring due to either insulin deficiency or resistance to its action or both. In case of t1 dm there is total absence of insulin. Both these conditions can only be controlled by proper treatment with drugs, diet control and exercise. There is no cure. Every one diabetes has to take treatment for life time and keep a tight control on blood sugar, or else there can be serious life threatening complications.
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Hi, I am 47 year old with pre-diabetic condition ( Fasting sugar level upto 130). Very frequently I noticed thin and white layer on penis shaft. No itching and can be easily removable. Doctor prescribed 5 days antibiotic course +Diprovat ointment mixed with Vaseline Jelly.But there is no improvement.Can you suggest cause of this and remedy aswell.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
You should get your post meal sugar and HbA1c test done.If Required start treatment.For your penis apply antifungal ointment.
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Hi i am 42 years age. Suffering from uric acid and knee joint pains

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for knee joint. Wear knee cap open patella also. Don' t sit on floors. Start with calcium and methylcobalamine supplement with glucosamine for three months. Take zyloric for uric acid.
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I'm diabetic patients since years 14 my age of 44 left hand solider or finger and left lag last three finger very much pain at night and nee also effected please suggest that you Treatment.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I'm diabetic patients since years 14 my age of 44 left hand solider or finger and left lag last three finger very muc...
Hi Strict control of diabetes prevents damage of nerves. Acute problem is called neuritis which can be treated with control of diabetes. Chronic or long term problem is called neuropathy which is controlled with some pain medicines. Also please check your uric acid levels and CRP level.
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Hi, I am 30 years old female. I get my test done last month. My vitamin d3 is below average its 14.5. Nd my TSH level is 5.28. My doctor suggest me to do physical activity. I does not prescribed any med for tsh level. My periods are regular. I noticed my hair are getting thin. and less bouncy. please guide.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, I am 30 years old female. I get my test done last month. My vitamin d3 is below average its 14.5. Nd my TSH level...
1. Take vitd 60k I you once a week x 8 weeks 2. Get your tsh level done after three months again 3. Check your wt. Every 15 days with same weighing machine.
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I am hypothyroid patient so kindly advise me of weight loss some domestic treatment & any advised?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am hypothyroid patient so kindly advise me of weight loss some domestic treatment & any advised?
I am sure you are on thyroxine tablets to replace the hormone. This treatment will help you to control weight. However, physical exercise is equally important, you need to walk for more than 1 h a day. Avoid high fat diet, too much of sweets. Take iodinated salt. Avoid soya products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard and coffee.
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I have a diabetes and my sugar level is increasing At very fast speed what should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a diabetes and my sugar level is increasing At very fast speed what should I do.
Hello, * go, for a walk in the morning for an hr. * go, for meditation for 30 mnts * take, apples, carrots, orange, milk, almond, walnuts, spinach, regularly. * follow, anti diabetic norms. * maintain 1200-1600 calories in your diet chart. * take, plenty of water. Homoeo-care** @ syz, jimb q -0 drops, 1/2 an hr each meal take care.
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RESPECTED DOCTOR, my mother aged is 70 years. Already one kidney completely failed. But yesterday she took blood test urea is 28. Creatinine (1.2 and now. 6 after Ayurveda, egfr is 53.5ml/mts per 1.7m2. But after taking usg doctor told 50% function reduced, because of renal medical disease. Her potassium, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, aniangap level is normal. Microalbumeneria 19.2. Does she will cure from this problem Now she is taking medicine for bp-cilnidipine5mg. Because she is having bp 180/100 past 8 months on wards. But now it has controlled 100/80. Also, she is having urea problem past 10 years. That is also controlled condition. Her weight is 80. Also, she is having arthritis, nerve weakness from her early age itself. Doctor told her urea, creatinine is normal. They told to continue the bp medicine. Past 1 month on wards her bp is 100/80, 110/70, 95/70 Now she is taking ayurveda medicine for kidney reviving nephrons. Just 3 days back, we have checked her sugar range in glucometer shows 114 before meal & after meals 180 (half an hour), 210 (another half an hour, 230 (another half an hour, 255 (last half an hour). We don’t know how it came and raise sudden. Now, for 3 days she is taking diabecon this morning one before meal and evening one before meal. Now, glucometer showing 114 before meal & after meals 180 (half an hour), 230 (another half an hour, 210 (another half an hour),(130 to 180-last half an hour. Kindly advise me what to do. What is the reason of sudden spike. How many tablets shall I take per day (diabecon ds-himalaya herbal product. Is there any excellent ayurveda tablets compared to diabecon ds (Himalaya product) without any sideeffect. Presently mother is taking ayurveda for kidney reviving pack. From that, moti pikshi (natural pearl rose water powder) is there. Will this elevate sugar level. After 15 minutes walking, she is having lower back pain and leg pain. But after rest, there is no pain. Is this pain related to kidney. Please advise me. She is having kidney stone, ulcerative colitis, urinary infection, constipation, cholesterol also. 3years back she took treatment for mild fatty liver problem Will she get cure doctor according to the blood test report. Also, please requesting you that her another kidney will go back to normal. Please advise me, how long she will survive by gods grace?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
RESPECTED DOCTOR, my mother aged is 70 years. Already one kidney completely failed. But yesterday she took blood test...
Mr Anthony, Looking at the details given, it appears that the kidney function is good. Even on one kidney a person can live a normal life. As regards her BP if it is in control with cilindipine continue the same. Her sugar levels are high. Fasting 114 mg is marginally high. Whereas after food levels is definitely too high, suggesting a need for taking proper anti diabetic medication. Ayurvedic drugs do not bring the sugar levels to normal. After food level is taken after 2 h of food. If it is above 200 mg, signifies diabetes. Please understand various conditions which she has are not curable, they can only be controlled with proper medication. So continue the treatment. If kidney function does go down then dialysis is the option.
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Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married. Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidism. My pulse rate mostly around 60-65 all the time and body temperature below 98always. Just checked at 2 pm after lunch. Its 97.3. My diastolic Bp is 85-90-92 range most of times. Systolic Normal at same time. Very dull sluggish feeling. Fatigue all the time. Anxiety and some weird depression feeling also there. Elevated Triglycerides and some raised LDL. I will attached my Thyroid and Lipids report in attachment. So I think its under active thyroid. But when I did thyroid test t3 t4 tsh are within range. Im very stressed what to do. please plz help me on my health problems. Thank you.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married.
Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidi...
Dear Tanmay, Please do not diagnose yourself. Hypothyroid status and depression share common symptoms. Sometime both may occur in the same patient. It is good that you got your t3, t4 and tsh done. When they are normal, your symptoms may be due to a depressive disorder or other reasons. Pulse, temp and bp vary according to situations and many other reasons. So do not bother so much about them. Please consult me online text, where i can see the attachment, diagnose properly and treat you with your health problems.
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My mother having uric acid issue, she is facing joint pain which is moving with in leg. She is allergic patient (quonlome) group. Suggest the medicine while considering the mentioned by me.

CDNT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
My mother having uric acid issue, she is facing joint pain which is moving with in leg. She is allergic patient (quon...
Increase water intake, reduce non veg or protein intake, take appointment for medicine prescription.
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