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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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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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Common Cause of Infertility in Females

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Common Cause of Infertility in Females

Common Cause of Infertility in Females

For pregnancy to occur, every part of the complex human reproduction process has to take place just right. The steps in this process are as follows:

  • One of the two ovaries releases a mature egg.
  • The egg is picked up by the fallopian tube.
  • Sperm swim up the cervix, through the uterus and into the fallopian tube to reach the egg for fertilization.
  • The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus.
  • The fertilized egg implants and grows in the uterus.

In women, a number of factors can disrupt this process at any step. Female infertility is caused by one or more of these factors.

Ovulation disorders

Ovulation disorders, meaning you ovulate infrequently or not at all, account for infertility in about 25 percent of infertile couples. These can be caused by flaws in the regulation of reproductive hormones by the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland, or by problems in the ovary itself.

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In PCOS, complex changes occur in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovaries, resulting in a hormone imbalance, which affects ovulation. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and obesity, abnormal hair growth on the face or body, and acne. It’s the most common cause of female infertility.
  • Hypothalamic dysfunction. The two hormones responsible for stimulating ovulation each month — follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) — are produced by the pituitary gland in a specific pattern during the menstrual cycle. Excess physical or emotional stress, a very high or very low body weight, or a recent substantial weight gain or loss can disrupt this pattern and affect ovulation. The main sign of this problem is irregular or absent periods.
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency. This disorder is usually caused by an autoimmune response where your body mistakenly attacks ovarian tissues or by premature loss of eggs from your ovary due to genetic problems or environmental insults such as chemotherapy. It results in the loss of the ability to produce eggs by the ovary, as well as a decreased estrogen production under the age of 40.
  • Too much prolactin. Less commonly, the pituitary gland can cause excess production of prolactin (hyperprolactinemia), which reduces estrogen production and may cause infertility. Most commonly this is due to a problem in the pituitary gland, but it can also be related to medications you’re taking for another disease.

I am 54 years old and my fasting glucose is 140mgdl and pp is 112mgdl after having 4 ripen bananas and 2 mangos with 2 idlis with coconut chutny and an omelet with 2 egg whites and a cup of green tea. In the morning done 40 minutes of brisk walk. Am I a diabetic.?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Fasting blood sugar more than 126mg% means you have confirmed diabetes - since you are not on any medication probably you are aware of the fact-continue nutritional balanced diet and exercise. Get your hba1c done every 4 monthly and try to maintain below 5.7%
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Hypothyroidism - Ayurvedic Remedies for it!

MD, DYA, PGDCR
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hypothyroidism - Ayurvedic Remedies for it!

Almost all the metabolic processes in a person's body are influenced by the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The most common types of thyroid diseases caused due to dysfunctional thyroid glands are Thyroid nodules, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Goiter, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer. 

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is underactive and the amount of hormones produced is insufficient. Hypothyroidism can be caused due to multiple reasons such as iodine deficiency, radiation or surgery on the thyroid gland, and drugs such as lithium and phenylbutazone. You should note that treating thyroid is not a speedy process and a reoccurrence of symptoms might also take place. However with the appropriate remedies and proper diet control, one can make sure that these symptoms are less pronounced. 

Ayurveda: According to Ayurveda, imbalance or disequilibrium in the doshas is the main cause of hypothyroidism. The Kapha dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for body fluids and lubrication and Pitta dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for fire and water body humors, are vitiated. Lifestyle and diet discrepancies further promote imbalances in the doshas. Hypothyroidism is categorized under the Yapya diseases which recur once you cease to take the treatment. 

Treatments:

  1. It is essential to consume adequate quantities of milk. 
  2. Apart from that, coconut oil is one of the best remedies for a hypothyroid patient, since it increases slow and sluggish metabolism. Coconut contains MCFAs i.e. medium chain fatty acids and MTCs i.e. Medium chain triglycerides in abundance which help the metabolism be revved up. 
  3. Ayurvedic herbs useful for treating hypothyroidism are kanchnar, Bauhinia variegata i.e. purple mountain ebony, Jatamansi, brahmi, guggulu, shilajit, gokshura, and punarnava. 

Remedies:

  1. Consume a mixture of Indian gooseberry i.e. amla churna with honey, daily before breakfast. 
  2. One of the main causes of Hypothyroidism is insufficient amount of iodine. Drinking the juice acquired from jalakumbhi i.e. Pistia Stratiotes everyday in doses amounting from 11gm to 22gm increases the iodine content and helps treat hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is mainly a life style disorder where unhealthy dietary habits worsen the situation. Kindly consult an Ayurveda to know where you are going wrong in your daily schedule so that apart from these remedies, necessary life style modifications can be done.

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My wife has been suffering fro thyroid since last 4 years and i contd medicines as per digonessis of allopathy doctor but i worried about the side effects of the medicines.Is it cure permanently ?

PGDHM, PGCDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hello, Thyroid is broad term it is not a disease it is organ, you need to confirm what thyroid disease she is suffering from and what are her reports, to have proper answerable explanation Thanks
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I had detected hyper thyroid in Aug 2015, t3-300 and tsh was 0.01. I was suggested to take neomercozile 20 mg for 30 days and then increase dose to 30 mg for next 30 days and 40 mg for 1 year. After 30 days I felt some changes so I did checkup and found that t3, t4 within range but tsh -32, someone suggested to stop pills immediately and I did the same. Few months back I again checked, tsh came down to 5.5, but last month its 8.5. What to do?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
I think you were having thyroiditis when you were checked initially. During the thyroid damage & inflammation, a lot of thyroid hormone is released at once into the body. So, the reports suggest hyperthyroidism and so, you were treated with the correct medicine. But, I would have followed up with thyroid tests every 2 months because once, thyroiditis resolves and thyroid gland is damaged as a result, patient goes into hypothyroidism which is what your reports are suggesting after you stopped the medications. For TSH level of 8.5, if you do not have any symptoms, you need not take medications. It is called SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM. Repeat the tests every 3 months and if TSH level is still rising, then consult a physician or a medical endocrinologist for appropriate treatment and advise.
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Respected sir, I am a male aged 45 years and suffering from BP and sugar my BP IS 140/90 fasting sugar is 165 and post lunch is 216 my weigh is 104 I am using ZORYL M2 FORTE for sugar and tazloc- CT 40 mg for bp still not under control can you suggest a good medicine with which I can improve my health thanking you.

DNB Cardiology, MD, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Dear Mr. lybrate-user Your diabetes and hypertension get controlled by a combination of healthy life style, proper diet, exercise, weight reduction and Medications of course. So do take control of your diet and life style. Your diabetic medications may need alteration, which would be best done by your local physician after assessment. If BP is persistently high some change of medications for BP may be needed.
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I have hypothriod took 87.5 thrnorm. Tsh id nowv3. 5 but vitamin d 25 hydroxy is 38 which is deficient and calcium is 9.i m overweight pls suggest me for sun exposure time for me and how much I get it which medicine I take.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, You are overweight with a BMI of 28.87 kg/M2, which very close to be a grade 1 obesity. You will have to take some specific measures and see that weight is reduced (ideal body weight 52 kgs). If Vit D is less then take the supplement of it. There is nothing like a specific time for exposure to sun. Early morning sun rays should fall on the skin. You may take calcium and D3 supplements. Thanks.
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Hi Dr. .i m suffering frm diabetic. Frm last 3 month my sugar level of fasting is 112 & PP is 174 due to this measurement I am very scared right now, I purchase treadmill frm showrm to control my sugar level, I wanted to know this that treadmill is best for sugar control or how much time I run how many minute I have to run, I have no idea pls Dr. suggest me as same thanking you.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Hello, 1) I am assuming you had your blood tests done recently. Have you been diagnosed as diabetic patient before or are these tests the first time you got them done? 2) if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes before, then your results show that you are in Pre-diabetes stage. If you are previous diabetic patient then these results are borderline normal. 3) For pre-diabetes the management is brought lifestyle changes. A) you are overweight. You mentioned you are 5.1 feet in height. Your ideal weight should be about 55-56 kgs. B) To lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more. You can do any cardiovascular exercises like jogging, running, fast walking, swimming, cycling etc. So treadmill is good. You have to exercise at least 45 minutes everyday, at least 5 days of the week. Start slow and gradually increase the duration and intensity of exercise. C) follow a good diet- to lose weight. Eat plenty of vegetables, whole grains, pulses, milk, fruits like apple, pears, mosambi, small bowl of watermelon, musk melon etc. Avoid fatty food, deep fried food, junk food like bajjis, burger, pizzas etc, avoid sweets and sugary stuff. D) follow the above for 3 months and then get your blood glucose checked again. Do continue your lifestyle changes even after your blood glucose returns back to normal level. Ihopebthis helps you. I wish you all the best. Thank you.
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Out of six main symptoms for diabetic patient, I do not have a single symptom, even though, blood test report indicates BSF between 103 ---127 and PP remains constant i.e between 130--140. My consultant Dr. is MD (Medicine) MD (Path) suggested me to start Cetapin XR 1000 OD. Should I continue?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Right now you are in 'Pre-Diabetic' stage. You are not even a Diabetic Patient. Taking medicines now will actually make you dependant on medicines for life. It is better to avoid medicines and rely on diet-cure and exercise cure to bring your Sugar levels down. You are currently just on the borderline and you can control your Sugar levels through lifestyle interventions. FBS- 100-126 is considered pre-diabetic. Its only after 126 that medicine can be considered. Even your PP is in normal range. You must always remember that medicine should be the last resort when everything else fails. Trust your instincts. You are the master of your body and not any doctor. Take care of yourself. Health is precious.
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She is suffering from thyroid taken err thyronorm since a 10 days still giddiness ,weakness .Is these symptoms? Still how long ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, all the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism will go away once tsh level drops below 4 mu/l. It takes a few weeks for that.
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Hello. Am 22 years old n my weight z 73 kg. And I hv PCOD and hypothyroid. Can I drnk green tea with ginger daily. And when shld I drnk before or aftr food?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Green tea has health benefits. It is thermogenic so helps in fat loss and is an antioxidant so helps the body nourish with phytonutrients and helps enhance performance. Green tea can be taken with breakfast, mid meals and even after meals. So you can have at least 2 cups of green tea every day. But with that you also have to eat clean and exercise well to see health benefits and lose body fats.
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My mom is 55 years old. Last 2 year she facing acute pain in his legs and waist. Particularly when she was sitting for a while and suddenly she want to go somewhere and she facing terrible pain. She taking Gemcal Ds3 everyday. What type of food and medicine should help him?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
get your following teat done and review with reports Random blood sugar BP CBC Vitamin D and B12 Serum Calcium Consult me with report
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I had my diabetes test, its pretty normal hb1ac now is 5.4 ,I got total cholesterol 227, but still got chest strain, frequently get hunger ,what could be reason.

MD (Hom.), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Go for regular walk. Avoid taking oily food, ghee butter, red meat, sweets. You can take homoeopathic medicine crategus q- 7 drops three times daily in little water for 1 week. Revert back after 1 week with feedback.
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Watermelon is tasty and sweaty. So I have a doubt that can a diabetic patient eat them? If any problem please.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
1. You can take up to three fruit servings a day for diabetics at three separate times. 2. Each serving = size of a tennis bowl 3. Watermelon can be taken as per this limit. 4. Other fruits like oranges, apples and guavas also can be taken. 5. Fruits have many benefits, filled with fiber and nutrients hence must be included in daily diet of diabetics as well as healthy people.
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What should be the best diet practice for diabetes mellitus type 2 patient. Shall it be millets or rice?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
millets are definitely very good as they contain good number of fibers plus other nutrients too. But rice is also good, only thing is highly polished rice is not desirable. Now a days brown rice and special rice with enhanced fibers is available which can be used. Most important is to have a restricted diet giving only permitted amount of calories according to your sugar levels and weight.
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I have blood sugar. Random reading is between 210-240. Fasting 190. I am taking glycomet gp 1 once a day in morning.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Anilji , Looking at your sugar levels there is no proper control at all. This is not good, can cause serious complication with eyes, blood vessels, kidneys, nerves and heart and feet. So plase try and control the sugar levels better. If you want me to help please come in a private conversation where I can give specific suggestions.
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I am a 40 year old female .I got my TSH report yesterday and it shows TSH-24.4 and T 3 And T4 within normal range. What does it mean? My BMI is 25.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Herbal tea with ginger is beneficial for thyroid functioning. In fact, beverages including coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and alcohols should be avoided by patients afflicted with thyroid disorders. In its place herbal tea may be an alternative option. Take punarnavadi mandoor and kanchnar guggul 1-1 tab twice a day. .take arogyavardhini vati 1-1 tab twice a day with warm water.
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