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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.
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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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My father has been suffering from sugar. Earlier it remains 150-160 (almost 1 year) but this time its 220 (all fasting). I want to know if he can take fruits in his diet? If no, which fruit should be avoided?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father has been suffering from sugar. Earlier it remains 150-160 (almost 1 year) but this time its 220 (all fastin...
Lybrate-user, glucose levels mentioned are very high, showing he has uncontrolled diabetes. Ideally fasting blood glucose should be closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg / ml& hba1c% <7. If such control is not achieved then over a period long term complications of diabetes set in. So it is essential to bring his glucose levels as close to the ones mentioned above. As regards eating fruits, normally fruits are advised to be taken when blood glucose level is in excellent control. Fruits permitted are water melon, pomegranate, orange, sweet lime, apple, pear, guava and papaya. Fruits to be avoided are banana, mango, grapes and chikkoo. Maximum daily recommended amount is 100 g a day that too when in proper control.
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I read article about the Red wine today. I would like to know whether Red wine can be drink if a person is diabetic? (Not on insulin). And some doctor suggested my wife not to eat Red/Black grapes as she is suffering from kidney stones also. Please let me know. Thanks

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Khagaria
I read article about the Red wine today. I would like to know whether Red wine can be drink if a person is diabetic? ...
Consuming grapes is not related to formation of kidney stones. Regarding red wine According to the American Diabetes Association, drinking red wine — or any alcoholic beverage — can lower blood sugar for up to 24 hours. Because of this, they recommend checking your blood sugar before you drink, while you drink, and monitoring it for up to 24 hours after drinking. Effects on blood sugar aside, there is some evidence that red wine might provide benefits to people with type 2 diabetes.
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My Mom got sugar and thyroid for last two months. Please suggest me some diet chart.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My Mom got sugar and thyroid for last two months. Please suggest me some diet chart.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diet has to be very specific for each patient. To suggest that one needs to know height, weight, fasting & pp blood glucose levels, present treatment with dosage, present dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. With out these details diet can not be prescribed or suggested. However, she should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, white bread, other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks and fructose corn syrup containing products. She should consume more of green leafy vegetables, permitted fruits (about 100 g a day). She should use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Because of hypothyroidism she should avoid taking soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Thanks.
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Hi, I am having diabetic problem. Need few diet maintain prescription. Please suggest.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Hi, I am having diabetic problem. Need few diet maintain prescription. Please suggest.
The increase in the blood sugar levels damages nerves and blood vessels. It also leads to complications like cardiovascular diseases, strokes, kidney problems, blindness, dental problems and amputations. High blood glucose levels also damage nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes can also lead to depression, fertility issues, and increased risk of other diseases and lack of mobility as the age of the person increases. It is very difficult to find out what exactly triggers diabetes, but health experts say that genes and environmental factors are responsible for rise in blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Let us study the causes that give rise to type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a grave medical condition, but with a healthy diet and regular exercise, managing the condition becomes a child? s play. Here are a handful of diabetes home remedies every diabetic can rely on to keep fluctuations of sugar levels under control. Bitter gourd: bitter gourds are one among the most effective ways for preventing sugar level fluctuations. Being a safe vegetable, this iron-rich gourd can be consumed by anyone. It influences the glucose metabolism in the body and helps stimulate pancreatic insulin secretion. Known to thwart off insulin resistance, bitter gourd is equally beneficial for people suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Drink a glass of bitter gourd juice, flavored with a little honey, every morning to keep diabetes away. Guava is rich in both vitamin c and fiber, both that help in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. A very good home remedy for diabetes. Just peel the skin and consume one fruit daily to reap its benefits get some physical activity daily to burn calories and stay in shape. This will also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Have a lot of fiber in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains any queries inform me.
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If a person sugar levels dropped drastically by taking insulin can we detect that the drop of sugar levels is due to intake of excess insulin?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
If a person sugar levels dropped drastically by taking insulin can we detect that the drop of sugar levels is due to ...
yes, now there is a continuous glucose monitoring device available at various hospitals ,which can directly show the blood glucose levels at frequent intervals. based on that ,you can easily determine whether insulin caused a drop in blood sugar by changing its dosage.
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I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (50+850) before break fast, Roimet 500 mg OD before dinner, and Winofit OD. The BS levels are 120 Morning and 158 after lunch. The BS level is almost same since last three months. The H1AC is 6.4. My weight has reduced from 75 Kg to 72.6 Kg in last six months after taking Galvus Met in place of poiz 15. Kindly suggest to maintain the weight.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (...
The tablet pizza was increasing the weight after stopping that your weight has reduced. Please meet your physician regarding the dose of metformin if you continue to loose weight than readjust the metformin dose.
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HOW METFORMIN ACTS AT MOLECULAR LEVEL TO REDUCE SUGAR LEVEL, iS THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TABLETS TO THIS

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Metformin acts peripherally at the tissue level and Pioglitazone is one of the alternative but depends on patient to patient
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Doctor I have a compressed Disc that is L4 and l5 which is pressing my nerve and I find it very Difficult to stand straight or walk. And the pain is coming under the Thigh is there a cure either than Surgery Thanks expecting a Response soon thanks a lot. I am Diabetic and 55 years old.

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Doctor I have a compressed Disc that is L4 and l5 which is pressing my nerve and I find it very Difficult to stand st...
Being a diabetic, it's important to get your weight under control, for nerve compression you could try non surgical treatment, you need however to be aware that progression of the nerve pressure can result in paralysis of the legs.
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My father is 59 years old he is suffering from diabetes can you suggest a proper food chart for him.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.sc-DFSM
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My father is 59 years old he is suffering from diabetes can you suggest a proper food chart for him.
Hello lybrate-user, I am suggesting a proper diet for your father, pls follow :1.Exercise, Yoga, Walking daily, plenty of water is needed. 2.Fruits and vegetables: Eat 4 to 6 serving daily Carrot, onion, peas, beetroot, green and leafy vegetables. Watermelon, muskmelon, papaya, sweet lime, orange, peach, fig, guava, apple, jambu. 3. Cereals, pulses, legumes: Eat moderately [3 to 5 serving]. Wheat, jowar, bajra, rice, bread, Bengal gram, whole dal. 4. Low fat dairy product, paultry, eggs: Eat moderately 2 to 3 serving. Fish, chicken, cheese, paneer, egg white, peanut butter, Skimmed milk, curd. 5. Nuts and oils: Eat sparingly [1 to 2 serving] Almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, olive oil, sunflower oil, Canola oil, etc. AVOID: Sugar, sweets, colas, red meat and refined food products. Deep fried, French fries, fast foods, etc. If you need further assistance consult me privately. Pls Write your feedback. Thanks.
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SIR, MY WIFE IS HAVING DIABETES FASTING 165 AND PPBS 294 SHE IS HAVING ACUTE PAIN ON LEGS, PAMS AND THAI AND ON THE BACK SHE IS 64 AT PRESENT TAKING GLYNES MF AND NICARDIA CD FOR BLOOD PRESSUR CAN YOU ADVISE SOMETHING ELSE

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
It appears from your information that the blood sugars are not under control , she has to control diet, especially carbohydrates, +brisk morning walk for 40mts.
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Hello Doc! So there are a lot of problems that I am facing at the moment. I’ll move ahead step by step. 1.Delayed period- I am 8 days late on my period, though I am not sexually active. 2.On and off anxiety and pain in different parts of body, eg: wrist, thighs knees and sometimes swelling in hands & feet. 3.Puffiness under eyes & face. 4.I feel tired and lethargic many times even if I have taken proper rest. My Background: I have a desk job, I do not exercise regularly. 10-15 minutes of walk is all that I do. I have normal diet, but I eat out 2-3 days every week. I sleep late at night & sometimes I have to force myself to sleep at night. I have been suggested that I may have high thyroid, for which I got my complete blood and urine test done. I am attaching my reports. Please take a look & suggest what is causing all this? Is it anything serious? Do I need to take medications or just a healthy life style could mend it. Please give me a detailed answer. Thyroid report: TT3: 1.53 TT4: 7.94 TSH: 18.65 Lipid Profile: Non HDL Cholesterol 145.3 Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 7.6 0.0 - 4.0 Calculated LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio 5.2 Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 7.6 0.0 - 4.0 Calculated LDL / HDL Cholesterol Ratio 5.2 Cholesterol - Total 167.2.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Doc! So there are a lot of problems that I am facing at the moment. I’ll move ahead step by step. 1.Delayed per...
assuming point no 1 is having top priority. Medicine German reckeweg natrum mur 1M, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. sbl mag phos 6x/ 6 tabs 3 times a day. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.
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My father 65 years old is a htn, type 2 diabetes and a CKD patient undergoing HD thrice a week. At this age if he undergoes a renal transplant is he likely to lead good life after the transplant?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father 65 years old is a htn, type 2 diabetes and a CKD patient undergoing HD thrice a week. At this age if he und...
Yes quality of life will improve for sure. He will be off the hd but he needs to continue immunosupressants like steroids and calcineurin inhibitors. He might be off insulin depending upon his daily insulin requirements.
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Hi dose diabetes cause hunger pranks all the time because my mom always bingh eats all the time she in border level of diabetes she taking medicine also please suggest some exercise for her cuz she have become fat I am very much concern about her she dose only walking in my terrace please give me any other solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi dose diabetes cause hunger pranks all the time because my mom always bingh eats all the time she in border level o...
Please Tell her. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for evening walk also Take salads, vegetable juices and soups and some fruits regularly Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid rice, Give her Cap ayurslim by Himalaya 2 2 after food.
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SHE have thyroid problem, and Dr. advised her to lose weight. I want to know what will be the best way or any supplement to lose weight for her?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
SHE have thyroid problem, and Dr. advised her to lose weight. I want to know what will be the best way or any supplem...
Keeping the hormonal levels normal is most essential, though she may choose any of the modalities for weight loss. Yoga helps to keep thyroid hormone within normal limits. She may choose ayurvedic massages and diet counselling to start with and adding yoga when her body is ready for and continue it in long term.
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Sir I am a sugar patient type 2. Can you suggest me suitable diet and medicine. Is 40 to 50 ml liquor seldom is harmful ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
liquor adds to calories... kindly mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance... Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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Consumption of 100ml liquor daily is harmful in case of diabetes patient. The details are as under:- Age 55 Years Height 174cm Weight 65 Kgs Normal body.

M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, PhD in Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Udaipur
Consumption of 100ml liquor daily is harmful in case of diabetes patient. The details are as under:-
Age 55 Years
Hei...
It is known that alcohol in excess is not good even for a normal person, although it is the most abused common drug. It may lower the blood glucose below certain critical normal limits and result I hypoglycemia. Alcohol should never be taken with some antidiabetic drugs as it may make the diabetic very ill. Diabetics on continuous consumption of alcohol are likely to develop peripheral neuopathy. Alcohol provides empty calories as it doesn't contain proteins or fat. The extra calories may make a diabetic overweight or obese. Further, alcohol stimulates the appetite and dietary regulations are generally not complied with. When a diabetic can not avoid alcohol, he may only take a small quantity just before or along with food, provided his diabetes is under control.
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I am a diabetic which is now fully under control with the medicines prescribed by an expert Physician. However the blood pressure has gone high viz. 110: 170 for which I have been told that it is the side effect of medicines given for controlling blood sugar. In view of above I seek necessary advise whether to continue with the diabetic medicines besides additional treatment for controlling the blood pressure. Thanking you,

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a diabetic which is now fully under control with the medicines prescribed by an expert Physician. However the bl...
There is no medicine given for controlling blood sugar that raises blood pressure to that level. Check your blood pressure again probably 2 to 3 times a week. If the readings are peristently high then you will need treatment for the same. Meanwhile, reduce salt intake in your diet, have a regular brisk walk for atleast 30 minutes daily and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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My left foot is swollen and there's been a massive pain, doctor said it's uric acid and I didn't hurt my feet, can it be any other thing other than that? And what should I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My left foot is swollen and there's been a massive pain, doctor said it's uric acid and I didn't hurt my feet, can it...
Mr. Lybrate-user, in case of high uric acid in blood some persons get gouty arthritis, which invariably affects foot and great toe to begin with. Get your blood checked for uric acid, if it is high (above 7 mg), then what your doctor has said is right. It can be treated by different drugs called as uricosuric agents and/or nsaids. Plus you will have to avoid high purine (a type of protein) containing foods, particularly red meat, organ meet, certain fish like sardines, trout, scallops, salmon, herring and mushrooms, mussels etc. Also avoid alcohol and high fat cheese.
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Good evening, I've been suffering from thyroid for 10 years, it is increasing day to day, at present am taking 150 4 days 250 3 days, could you please give suggest a good doctor in hyderabad?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Good evening, I've been suffering from thyroid for 10 years, it is increasing day to day, at present am taking 150 4 ...
Hi. If you are suffering from chronic and high grade thyroid dysfunction or autoimmune thyroid disease, in all these cases whether you take allopathic or homoeopathic or any other mode of treatment, it would maintain your thyroid function. Do practice yoga along with these medicines. Yoga-Poses: Kalapbhati: This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath & then exhale quickly, while making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati – you have to forcefully and quickly exhale, but slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times & then release. Ujjayi Pranayam: Sit down on the floor in a cross-legged straight position. Inhale slowly and deeply by both the nostrils. Try to make a hissing sound while you are sucking in the air. After that, stretch your inhale time for a while & then exhale as much as you can without giving any kind of pressure to your other body parts. This type of pranayama is very effective for those suffering from bronchitis, asthma & thyroid. Yoga Nidra (Corpse Pose) also works well in both hypo and hyperthyroidism in reducing stress and calming down. Foods to be avoided in Hypothyroidism: hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.
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