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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 MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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I am a known case of thyroiditis detected in the year 2015 but wasn't on any medication as TSH Profile was WNL, though I took thyrovol supplement for 3 months when my TSH was fluctuating sometimes high and sometimes low. I had spontaneous conception. During pregnancy I had low TSH and was started on tab eltroxin 50. My post pregnancy TSH aftr 2 months of delivery was 0.01 and after 4 months it has com to 0.18 (2_4. 2) with T3 4.09 (0.6-1.7) and T4 0.77 (0.34-4.25) though I had continued tab eltroxin 25 till now. What should I do now as my TSH is still below normal range. M having severe hair fall, lack of appetite, and irritability, I feel sleepless sometimes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. You are being treated with thyroxine means the condition is hypothyroidism. When a person is on treatment for that with levothyroxine TSH should be maintained <3 mU/L, to be free from all the symptoms. But 0.18 mU/L is bit too low. So you need to reduce the dose to 12.5 mcg per day. Then check TSH again after 6 weeks, to see if desired level is achieved. Thanks.
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Why Doctors generally refuse to treat low T problems in young men by describing as it being "Normal" My fasting TSH levels are 260 and doctor refuses to acknowledge it as being low. I really need help.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Why Doctors generally refuse to treat low T problems in young men by describing as it being "Normal" My fasting TSH l...
In my opinion most doctors refuse to treat "Low-T" because of lack of understanding of the benefits of Testosterone Repkacement Therapy (TRT). Part of the reason for the "Fear" stems from extrapolation of sone of the negative effects of the WHI study in menopausal wonen with "Synthetic" hormones. Luckily, views on this are changing abeit slowly. HRT should be "evidence- based not "fear-based" Yes, you need help. Please feel free to set up a private consult.
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If artificial sweeteners contain much more sugar, how come that doctors are recommending them to diabetic patients?

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
If artificial sweeteners contain much more sugar, how come that doctors are recommending them to diabetic patients?
No sensible doctors do that ;as artificial sweeteners increases insulin resistance it might worsen your glycemic control too. So regular use never endorsed. There is immense data on this. And a recent study published in nature on sweeteners whether caloric or noncaloric should not routinely be taken .it also alters gut microbiome (gud bacteria replaced with bad ones)
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Infertility - Common Myths & Facts You Must Know!

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Infertility - Common Myths & Facts You Must Know!

Do you believe in all the facts about infertility which you hear around you, and which a lot of people believe in? Infertility is the inability of a woman to conceive after having unprotected sex. There are various assumptions and perceptions of people regarding fertility, and many of them are not true. It is important for you to clear such myths and get the facts right.

Here is a list of the most common myths and facts associated with infertility in females:
1. Myth: A woman’s menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days.
Fact: A normal menstrual cycle lasts between 21 to 36 days. 28 days is an approximate estimate.

2. Myth: A woman can become pregnant only on day one of her cycle.
Fact: After the egg gets released, it is available for around 12 to 24 hours. However, a woman can get pregnant five days prior to and two days after the ovulation by having sexual intercourse.

3. Myth: Stress is a factor that leads to infertility.
Fact: Stress has nothing to do with causing infertility. Stress can only lead to some delay in ovulation by suppressing hormones.

3. Myth: Sperm can live for a few hours only.
Fact: Sperm can live for 5 to 6 days in fertile cervical liquid.

4. Myth: A woman must wait for three months for conceiving after stopping the use of birth control pills.
Fact: Birth control pills reduce hormone levels and cause suppressed ovulation. After having the pills, the hormone levels become normal instantly and ovulation is ought to begin during the next menstrual cycle.

5. Myth: Infertility is caused by females primarily.
Fact: According to studies, infertility problems occur in both men and women at an equal rate. 20% of infertility problems occur because of issues faced by both.

6. Myth: Ovulation takes place on the 14th day of the menstrual cycle.
Fact: This is not true, and for counting ovulation you should count 14 days backwards from the last day of your last menstrual cycle.

7. Myth: Having daily sex increases the chance of conception.
Fact: Having sex every other day during ovulation, especially between the 12th and the 16th day of a woman’s menstrual cycle is sufficient as sperm lives more than two days.

8. Myth: Fertility problems start showing at 35.
Fact: A woman reaches her peak fertility stage during her 20’s. Fertility keeps on changing all throughout her life. While some women remain fertile until their late 30’s, some experience problems at an early age. The chances of conceiving decline after attaining the age of 35.

Another common belief is that single embryo transfer lowers the success rate of pregnancy. This is baseless, as women have limited eggs. When they run out of eggs, menopause occurs. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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I am 66 Years old person anddiabetichaving good health having exercise for 3 hours daily in the morning (e. G. Walking Gymnastic, Yoga, Mudra, Asan, Weight lifting) even then blood sugar is near about 200 advise how to control.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 66 Years old person anddiabetichaving good health having exercise for 3 hours daily in the morning (e. G. Walkin...
200 is not very bad. You hv not mentioned any meds. 1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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May I know about full details of diabetes like symptoms, care, control etc. As well as some Ayurveda medicine and diet chart also.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
May I know about full details of diabetes like symptoms, care, control etc.
As well as some Ayurveda medicine and die...
Symptoms include excessive thirst urination and hunger and tiredness obesity excessive perspiration delayed wound healing problems in your gums. You need to monitor your blood glucose level regularly and take insulin or any other oral hypoglycaemic drugs accordingly an have less carbohydrate diet. And minimise or completely avoid sugar intake.
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Hi. Could you please suggest the foods to be taken for infertility especially during ovulation to increase the chances of conception.

MS GYNE
IVF Specialist, Jaipur
Hi. Could you please suggest the foods to be taken for infertility especially during ovulation to increase the chance...
avoid smoking,tea,,coffee avoid zunk food do exercise citrus food, aloe vers,amla.,beans increase yr fertility capacity
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My mother was diagnosed with thyroid around a couple of years back. Now again the swelling has grown and on getting the test as per the dr's advice, the results have shown the increased thryoid again. She is on medication from last 2 weeks but swelling is still there. So is there a minimum time after which the medicine's effects can be seen?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Please tell me when she was diagnosed of hypothyroidism two years back was the medication continued without any break? hypothyroidism is a condition which will need lifelong treatment with thyroxine tablets in prescribed dosage. One can not stop the drug in between. Swelling may disappear or remain even on regular treatment. Do not worry about the swelling, but continue the treatment.
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I am 57 male after taking food my sugar level goes to 160_165. I walk 5 km in morning and took very low sugar. What to do ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
If you are not taking any medicine you do not need medicines for this level of blood sugar. Avoid oily and high carb food. Increase some proteins and fiber in your diet.
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Everyone in my family have complete hair, so its not a hairditry, I have been taking eltroxin since childhood- half capsule daily morning empty stomach. But if I forget to take for some days lot of hairfall starts. I apply oil everyday. But from the past 6 months-1 year excessive hairfall started, density of hair has reduced a lot, hair has become thin and less, I removed hair for 30 days every week for 1 month still did not help. Recently I did my T3-T4-TSH Test but it shows normal. please suggest medicine to stop hair loss and regrowth of hair and also suggest blood test to identify the cause of hair loss.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1. Apply mahabhringraj oil on your scalp and massage follow by giving hot water fomentation. You can put 1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils before going to bed. 2. Take pranacharya allergen capsule twice a day. Increase the intake of proteins such as soybean and egg white. It is advisable to avoid tea, coffee, spicy food, fermented food and junk food. Only use ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp and avoid synthetic shampoos. Do pranayama early morning.
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Hi I am 45 years male, weight abt 70 kgs. Also blood sugar is 105mg % and 78 mg% for pp and fasting bp normal, tlc 3690, total lipid 424, hdl 46mg%, ldl 110mg%, s. Triglyceride 101. I am for few days have a little pain in my left hand. This comes and goes, and at some angles is slightly more. Can you pls advice what could be the cause.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
The pain you r experiencing is of nervous origin and nothing to do with your heart, but be cautious as you already have high cholesterol levels I will suggest you a homoeo treatment for 2 months nd thereafter we will review gelsemium 30 (dr. Reckeweg) 5 drops twice daily in 1 spoon fresh water hypericum q (dr. Reckeweg) 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day cholestrinum 3x (wilmar schawe german) 2 tabs twice daily chew directly in mouth. Report after 2 months.
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Hi Sir In my childhood days, I eat lot of sugar & sweets. At age of 10, a big worm came out from the anal. After that I hv started reducing intake of sweets. Now a days I hv completely stopped taking sugar. But sometimes if I take sweet even once in a month. I feel small worm biting. Kindly help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi Sir
In my childhood days, I eat lot of sugar & sweets.
At age of 10, a big worm came out from the anal. After that...
Mr. Lybrate-user, first let me clarify that eating sweets does not cause worms in the intestine. Worms such as round worm (big long ones), hook worm, pin worm all occur because of contaminated water or food containing their eggs goes in our intestine and then those eggs get converted to adult worms. Eating unclean food, roadside eating, drinking unfiltered water, unhygienic habits are the cause for most worm infections, the symptom now experienced is mostly due to pin worm (enterobious vermicularis). There are specific drugs which can eradicate them, but these are some of the toughest worms do eradicate.
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My father has blood sugar. He avoid every sweet beverages. He walk approx 1 hr. In a day. But though hi auger level is 160-170. What would he do to get normalise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My father has blood sugar. He avoid every sweet beverages. He walk approx 1 hr. In a day. But though hi auger level i...
Hi, The value of blood sugar you have mentioned is random or what? Type-2 Diabetes is a lifestyle related problem, so making a few lifestyle changes can lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. -Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes, so control or reduce your weight if you are overweight! -Avoid sedentary lifestyle and start get moving. Brisk walking for a half hour every day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. -Modify your diet: *Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates. The bran and fiber in whole grains make it more difficult for digestive enzymes to break down the starches into glucose. *Avoid sugary beverages which have a high glycemic load, and drinking more of this sugary stuff is associated with increased risk of diabetes. *Choose good fats instead of bad fats. Good fats found in liquid vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Trans fats or bad fats are found in many margarines, packaged baked goods, fried foods, fast or junk foods. *Limit intake of red meat and processed meats. Nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, or poultry are much more healthful protein choices. -Quit smoking. -Moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. -Avoid taking unnecessary stress or tension! And keep an optimistic attitude in life! Medication: Take homoeopathic SBL’s Diaboherb medicine/ 3 times a day daily. Home Remedies: Dry the leaves of mango tree and grind to a powder. Mix 1 teaspoon dry powder in a glass of water and drink it daily to reduce high blood sugar levels. Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable. Take 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day.
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I am 35 years old. My uric acid level is 8.2. I have pain in multiple joint. Also pain in spine. Is it possible to have pain in spine in gout? I have stared zurig 40. Still pain is there. Please can you say what time to recover and relief from pain?

Physiotherapist, Latur
I am 35 years old. My uric acid level is 8.2. I have pain in multiple joint. Also pain in spine. Is it possible to ha...
Daily exercise and yoga is nessacary Strengthning exercises for all the joints is to be done Hot pack to the most painful joints Vitamin supplements nessacary
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I am diabetic person since 10 years age 52 years taking medicine glucored.In full body examination last year revealed my lever swollen marginally and also mild prostatomegaly. Also bilirubin raised. Consult my physician he advised Tab stamlo, tab ecosprinAV, tab udiliv. For 2 months. My problem is though I am diabetic my weight almost constant around 80/81. Suggest diet to tackle diabetic n the issue of fatty liver and prostatomsgly please.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am diabetic person since 10 years age 52 years taking medicine glucored.In full body examination last year revealed...
Diabetics should avoid sugar, jaggery,honey, sweets,sweet fruits like banana, mangoe,grapes cheekoo etc. Meals should be sall and frequent. Use plenty of vegetables and salad. Follow advise of your physician, disuss with him wather prostatomegaly needs treatment at this stage.
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I am 40 fear old male I am facing pain in my neck both solder and both foot yesterday I checked my uric acid and esr uric acid was 4. 86 and esr was 26 please Give me the solution ?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Please get the following: vit d3 levels, calcium levels in blood, x ray cervical spine ap and lateral, x ray of foot oblique and lateral view.
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Whether Honey and Jaggery/ jaggery made items can be eaten by the Diabetic patients. If yes, how much quantity can be taken.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Whether Honey and Jaggery/ jaggery made items can be eaten by the Diabetic patients. If yes, how much quantity can be...
It is better for diabetics to avoid sugar/ honey/ jaggery/ sabudana as these are source of empty calories, cause spike in blood glucose levels & lead to obesity. sweets/ chocolates/ cold drinks/ ice cream should also be avoided. In case of sweet cravings it is better to include a piece of sweet fruit like banana/ mango/ grapes/ watermelon/ jackfruit/ dates. You may also have artificial sweetener (stevia) if still sugar taste is needed.
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I was diagnostics with hypothyroid on November month where (TSH- 22.14, T4-7.2, T3-1.12). I was prescribed Thyroxine sodium tablets Eltroxin 50 mcg. After 6 weeks I had done test again where (TSH-3.59, T4-8.6, T3-1.09). And after taking tablet for 3 month my result shows (TSH-0.01, T4-10.0, T3-1.21). Result seems TSH level comes under normal level and T4 n T3 level increased gradually. Please advice. Thanks in advance.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I was diagnostics with hypothyroid on November month where (TSH- 22.14, T4-7.2, T3-1.12). I was prescribed Thyroxine ...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. WHen on treatment with adequate dose of levothyroxine tablets (Eltroxin), TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, for being free from all the symptoms. In your case TSH level is much lower than expected. So you should reduce the dose by 12.5 mcg to 37.5 mcg per day. Then check TSH level after 6 weeks. Thanks.
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Hi doctor my husband ha so make a jaundice test recently he has 1.7 please tell it is any danger what should he eat or what not to eat and he also had diabetes please give me a good solution to us we r eagerly waiting for you r answer.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi doctor my husband ha so make a jaundice test recently he has 1.7 please tell it is any danger what should he eat o...
Lybrate-user, with bilirubin 1.7 mg/dl, there is presence of jaundice. It is not such a serious condition. He should continue taking normal food. Since he is also has diabetes, the precautions being taken in diabetes are good enough. He should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items, items made out of maida, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), sweet corn syrup containing products, highly processed food products, red meat, high fat containing milk products. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits. Refrain totally from alcohol and smoking. Total diet should provide exact calories needed on the basis of his ideal body weight, exercise done daily and blood sugar levels. Thanks.
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