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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
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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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Dear doctor, mera insulin ke bare mein jana he. Normal amount status insulin kitna hota he. Aur kam zada kaisa pata karun.

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
Dear doctor, mera insulin ke bare mein jana he. Normal amount status insulin kitna hota he. Aur kam zada kaisa pata k...
Insulin is hormone which sends glucose into cell dosage kam zada all depends on patient and your treating doctor.
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I have a pain on the back of my toe every morning. I have my uric acid levels increased to around 8. Please advise. Presently am on Tab Febugood 40.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I have a pain on the back of my toe every morning. I have my uric acid levels increased to around 8. Please advise. P...
Continue medicines as advised. You need diet modification. Don't eat cabbage and red meat. Take some analgesics now for pain relief. Reduce weight.
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How is Diabetes realted to Cinnamon?

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
How is Diabetes realted to Cinnamon?
Did you know Cinnamon is good enough to find a place in your medicine box as well as in your spice rack?
The popular spice may help prevent and combat diabetes by acting as an insulin substitute for people with type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon itself has insulin-like activity and also can potentiate the activity of insulin. Cinnamon has a bio-active component that we believe has the potential to prevent or overcome diabetes.

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Diabetic Retinopathy - Understanding the Stages of Disorder!

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Noida
Diabetic Retinopathy - Understanding the Stages of Disorder!

Also termed as diabetic eye disease, this is a disease in which the retina gets damaged due to diabetes. This usually leads to blindness. In most cases, as inferred from various studies, this affects people who have had diabetes for more than 20 years. Diabetic retinopathy can also be a problem for women during pregnancy. With proper monitoring and treatment, this disease can be cured. One major way to prevent this disease could be by regulating diabetes.

Signs and symptoms
Like many other eye disorders, this too has no warning signs. However, in general, people with macular edema are likely to have blurred vision, making it hard for the individuals to carry out tasks like driving and reading. In most cases, if not treated, the situations may worsen with time.

Stages of disorder

  1. Initial stage: In the initial stage, it is called non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. There are generally no visible symptoms and patients may even have a normal 20/20 vision. The only way to detect non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is by fundus photography in which the microscopic bulges that are filled with blood can be detected in the artery walls. In case, the patient suffers from reduced vision, to see the back of the eye, a fluorescein angiography is performed. This way the blocked and narrowed retinal blood vessels are visible. The lack of blood flow due to blocked blood vessels is called ischemia. Macular edema can occur at any stage of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this condition, the contents of the blood vessels leak into the macula region, thereby causing blurred vision, distorted images, etc. In such cases, optical coherence tomography can be carried out to show the areas in which retinal thickening has occurred.
  2. Second stage: The second stage is termed as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this stage, occurrence of new abnormal blood vessels is seen. These form at the back of the eye. These blood vessels are fragile and hence can easily burst and bleed, thereby causing the vision to blur. If this occurs for the first time, it may not be severe. Only a few specs of blood or spots floating on the visual field of the patients can be noticed. Within a few days, these spots may enlarge and the leakage of blood may increase, which can impact vision. The blood might take a few days till a year to clear entirely. In some circumstances, the blood might not clear at all. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.
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Sir blood sugar test through lab is best or through accu check or onetouch is best because in lab last week shows 104/200 but today through onetouch meter shows 104/147 which is correct and accurate pls.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir blood sugar test through lab is best or through accu check or onetouch is best because in lab last week shows 104...
Hi, there is a difference in reading of 10 points between glucometer & lab test. Glucometer is useful in emergency, or other wise test in a reliable lab is more dependable. Tk care.
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How To Cure Infertility In Men And Women With Homeopathy?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
How To Cure Infertility In Men And Women With Homeopathy?

If you are looking for an effective treatment procedure for infertility, you should consider homeopathy. Infertility refers to the inability to conceive after having sex. The biological inability of a man or a woman to conceive and have a full term pregnancy can also be referred to as infertility. Homeopathy is the most natural cure for infertility and there are several types of homeopathic medicines which treat infertility in both men and women.

Homeopathic Medicines for Infertility in Men

The top homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in men are as follows:

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with erectile dysfunction

Agnus Castus is used when a man’s sexual desire and physical ability are reduced. The genitals stay relaxed, cold and flaccid. Caladium is used when infertility or impotency results because of mental depression. The genitals stay relaxed and weak erections are likely. Selenium is used for erectile dysfunction featured by slow and weak erections. Involuntary semen discharge may also be indicated as a symptom.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with low sperm count

The homeopathic medicine X-Ray is very effective in treating low sperm count in men. Sperm count gets increased, enhancing both the quantity and quality of sperm.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with orchitis

Conium is used for treating infertility in men, which occurs due to orchitis. The testicles get swollen, enlarged and hardened. Conium also helps patients with a history of suppressed sexual desire.

Homeopathic Medicines For Infertility In Women

The top homeopathic medicines for treating infertility in women are as follows:

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of acid vaginal charges

Borax and Natrum Phos are effective homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in women, which occurs because of acid vaginal charges. These medicines are prescribed when the vaginal discharges are destructive, acrid and sperm killing in nature. Borax is used when the discharge is like egg white, copious and warm. Natrum Phos is used in the case of acrid, creamy and honey coloured discharge.

Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of prolonged and profuse periods

Calcarea Carb and Aletris Farionosa are ideal homeopathic medicines which are used in case of prolonged and profuse menstrual periods, and in the case of periods appearing before the usual time. Experiencing early menses is likely. The patient may experience anemia, leucorrhea, fatigue, tiredness and weakness along with menorrhagia.

Homeopathic treatment does not utilize the use of any kind of chemicals, and hence there are no side effects on the body. You should consult a homeopathic practitioner before starting to take homeopathic medicines for infertility.

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I have high sugar problem. What should I do in home to control my blood sugar level.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I have high sugar problem. What should I do in home to control my blood sugar level.
You need to take antidiabetic drugs if your blood sugar levels are very high like more than 250. Take diabetic diet according to diabetic diet chart and do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily in morning or evening. Reduce your weight atleast 5 kg. All these will help controlling blood sugar.
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I am 35 years diabetic detected 6 months back My sugar levels are under control with diet and exercise. I do not take any medicines But I feel very hungry in night so I had a few dates so I had to urinate twice in the night Is it anything serious.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I am 35 years diabetic detected 6 months back
My sugar levels are under control with diet and exercise. I do not take...
Increased thirst, increased hunger, urinary frequency more than 2 times in the night are a few main symptom of diabetes. It is good that you have become diet cautious and started doing. Fasting/ pps were done how many times 6 months back. Hba1c is a very important 3 monthly sugar test to check out the sugar control level. Please go for a proper screening for fbs, pps, rft, lipid profile, hba1c and serum electrolytes without delay and let the results be evaluated properly for establishing diabetes and its complications and if necessary, proper treatment of diabetes.
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Hi, can you please help me with the problem s related to diabetes? I mean what are the problems that can arise post diabetes mellitus? and which symptoms appear at first?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi, can you please help me with the problem s related to diabetes?
I mean what are the problems that can arise post d...
Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger-even though you are eating Weight loss - even though you are eating more Tiredness Lack of interest and concentration A tingling sensation or numbness or persistant pain in the hands or feet Blurred vision Frequent infections Slow-healing wounds Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) Extreme fatigue
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I am using melmerby s/r 1000mg 1 morning and 1 night. My fbs 120mg and pps180. Please is it right level of my disbetes?

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
Can reduce further with diet and exercise. Need another drug if no control. Get hba1c at next checkup.
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Mere father ki age 57 h or wo diabeties h un ko left pair m bht pain hota h like finger wo tablets v lete h breakfast s phle 'Amaryl'or rt ko dinner k bd 'NUROKIND PLUS'Lete h bt ab un k pain bht zyada ho rha h pori rat ho jati h neend ni aati Pls help me kya kare.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Mere father ki age 57 h or wo diabeties h un ko left pair m bht pain hota h like finger wo tablets v lete h breakfast...
1. Start with Physiotherapy treatment. 2. Use ankle support. 3. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 4. Don't sit on floor. 5. Wear sports shoes. 6. Apply volini cream before sleeping. 7. Take calcium, Methylcobalmine supplement and vitamin D 3 for one month minimum.
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I m suffering from diabetes and blood pressure even I have sex problems. What should i do ? Please advice.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I m suffering from diabetes  and blood pressure  even I have sex problems. What should i do ? Please advice.
Control your diabetes & blood pressure. Stop alcohol & smoking completely if taking them & your sex problems will fall into place.
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My mother has thyroid. She eat little. But her weight is constantly gaining. She takes the medicines of thyroid too. please tell a diet plan for her so that she can stay fit.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My mother has thyroid. She eat little. But her weight is constantly gaining. She takes the medicines of thyroid too. ...
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea ( sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits ( avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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Type 1 Diabetes - How To Recognize The Signs?

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Type 1 Diabetes - How To Recognize The Signs?

What is Type 1 Diabetes? 

Type 1 diabetes develops when your immune system destroys the cells in your pancreas called beta cells. They are the ones that make insulin. Insulin helps to maintain glucose level in the blood. Glucose does not move into your cells if insulin is not present Because of insulin deficiency glucose remain non-utilized and its level built up in the blood. There is no particular cure for type 1 diabetes. Although, with proper treatment, individuals can live long and healthy lives.

Type 1 diabetes is more common in young age, but can happen at any age. Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms of type1 diabetes are ordinarily progressive and become obvious rapidly, over a couple days to weeks, and are brought on by high glucose. High glucose or high blood sugar can hurt numerous parts of the body, for example, the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys. 

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes include: 

  1. Urinating a considerable measure; this might be more noticeable around the evening time. The kidneys are attempting to dispose off the overabundant sugar in the blood. To do that, they need to dispose off more water. More water means more urine. 
  2. Being extremely thirsty is very common. This happens if you urinate so frequently that you lose enough water to wind up dehydrated.
  3. Unnecessary reduction weight without attempting. This happens in light of the fact that you are dehydrated. Weight reduction may likewise happen in the event that you are losing those sugar calories in your urine as opposed to using them. 
  4. Increased appetite is another symptom. You feel hungry on the grounds that your body is not utilizing all the calories that it can. A large number of them leave your body in your urine. 
  5. Hazy vision. At the point when sugar develops in the focal point of your eye, it sucks additional water into your eye. This changes the state of the focal point and makes your vision hazy. 
  6. Feeling extremely tired. You feel tired for the same reason you feel hungry. Your body is not utilizing the calories you are eating, and your body is not getting the energy it needs. 
  7. Youngsters may lack enthusiasm for their normal exercises. 
  8. Flushed, hot, dry skin.
  9. Loss of appetite, stomach pain, and nausea.
  10. Quick and heavy breathing.
  11. Anxiety, sleepiness, trouble waking up or coma.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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Hi sir I hv type 2 diabetes. From last 8 years. I am feeling so weak day by day. My joints are also weak. My face is looking very dull and have wrinkles. Please solve my these problems.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Dear sir, Please add Jou or barley flour in your diet. Roast this flour and mix 1/4th of it in normal wheat flour. Prepare chapaties wit it and Eat it daily. Eat more of fiber containing food like green leafy vegies, more of fresh seasonal fruits, drink less water with meals instead take sips of water while eating food and don?t drink before and after. Take 1 teaspoon of Fengrueek Seed Powder ( Methi Dana Powder) with water daily will control diabetes and its complications. You can also chew 4-5 leaves of curry patta daily as it will reduce your blood pressure, protects liver and works as antioxidants along with increasing Hb which will overcome you weakness. Do this for some time & you will feel the difference. Ayurveda is known as the best science to help you control your Diabetes in a Natural, Safer & Better way with no known side effects. For more info share your blood sugar level reports and other medication details if you are taking any to understand your case better Thanks n Regards Dr.Ritesh Chawla
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My sugar level is fasting 147 and PP is 240 after taking glimulin 3 mg twice 15 minute before meal and glycomet 1 g after meal twice. I am diabetic since 09 years.

SENIOR RESIDENCY-ENDOCRINOLOGY, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, MD, MEDICINE
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
You are basically on almost maximum allowed tablets, even then ur sugars are still on the higher side.Hope u had taken the tablet and done the tests on the day of the tests. Two option, go for one small dose of night time insulin(lantus) or add tablet onglyza 5mg in the morning. Do a hba1c and revert back.

I am a diabetic for the last 10 years. My self check diagonisis and the doctor's differs. For e.G. My fasting sugar shows 94 on my ACCUCHECK whereas the doctor's shows 132. This is happening for the last three times. I would like to know the reason.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What you r measuring is a capillary blood sample And what lab measures it is a vein blood sample Hence the difference
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Infertility: Causes And Symptoms!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Dibrugarh
Infertility: Causes And Symptoms!

Infertility is a condition where a couple, trying to conceive in a natural way is not able to do so even after one year of trying. It is also a matter of worry for patients who are over the age of 35 years and those who are not able to conceive naturally even after 12 months of trying constantly.

Causes: There are many causes of infertility. It may be down to a condition present in one or both partners. Ovulation and fertilisation are the main elements of the conception process and any condition in the female or male can upset either function, which can make it difficult to conceive.

While abnormal sperm production and transport may be a common condition that leads to infertility in males, other factors like side effects of cancer treatments and too much exposure to toxins and chemicals can also play an important role in this regard. For females, the causes of infertility may range from ovulation disorders, uterine and fibroid tumours, uterine and cervical anomalies, damage to or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency and pelvic adhesions.

Infertility Symptoms in Women

In women, changes in the menstrual cycle and ovulation may be a symptom of a disease related to infertility. Symptoms include:

  • Abnormal periods. Bleeding is heavier or lighter than usual.
  • Irregular periods. The number of days in between each period varies each month.
  • No periods. You have never had a period, or periods suddenly stop.
  • Painful periods. Back pain, pelvic pain, and cramping may happen.

Treatment: Female patients can turn to medication that will stimulate ovulation, intrauterine insemination, and surgical processes to correct a uterine septum and remove endometrial polyps, or even a hysteroscopy surgery. Male patients can go through a treatment for any existing infections, hormonal injections and medication, surgical options like vasectomy reversal and art or assistive reproductive technology.

If these methods fail, the patient or the couple can always turn to methods like in vitro fertilisation. For other mild reasons, lifestyle changes along with a stress free environment can help in increasing the chances of conception. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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I was diagnosed with dm 2 about two years back. Iam on amaryl-m1 bd & has hba1c of 7. I started feeling extra sensation under the feet, heaviness in foot, leg, thighs from about a month or two, some pain in hip area and finally difficulty in lifting one leg about 2 weeks days back along with knee weakness in one leg although other leg has been affected to a lesser extent till date. I never experienced very sharp pain & 2 weeks back had mild pain in my buttocks for about a week. The loss of movement in the 2 directions direction in the leg & knee weakness was quite quick about 10-12 days back. Now I do not feel any pain but had some falls primarily on account of knee weakness or weakness in right leg. Mri scan, ct scan were ok but problem was reported in nerve conduction test in both legs but mainly in right leg. Was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or diabetic amyotrophy which correlates with my overall symptoms. Doctor put me on 8 day course of prednisone (40mg-10mg) with insulin. My sugar with amaryl m1 as on now is under control & I take light food with reasonable physical activity & sugar levels now seems to be ok 92 fasting /140 pp. Also started visiting a physiotherapist from today. As of know there is appears to be some improvements in my walking (can walk 15-20 min at a stretch inside home) though weakness in one leg & knee persist. I cannot drive due to difficulty in movement of my right leg when trying to move it sideways while sitting. It is also not possible to lift the right leg against gravity when laying down though backward lifting & movement on sideways when lying on one side are intact. Have been prescribed pregaba m 75 (hs, neurkind+. Have no pain of any type. My questions 1) has peripheral neuropathy reached a plateau ie. Stopped or not 2) is pregabalin needed in my case as I have no pain, i. E. Whether it play a role in nerve regeneration or is overall beneficial in such situation 3) can I expect improvement in my right leg in 1-2 months time with sugar control & exercises.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
I was diagnosed with dm 2 about two years back. Iam on amaryl-m1 bd & has hba1c of 7. I started feeling extra sensati...
1. Peripheral neuropathy is a on going process even in normal individuvals as age advances due to deficiency of vitamins mainly b12 2. In your case pregabalin is needed for some time 3. Nerve regeneration is impossible for anyone 4. Definitely you can expect improvement in the right leg in 1-2 months with good control of sugar & exercises.
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