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Dr. B.K.Bharathi

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

23 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. B.K.Bharathi is a popular Endocrinologist in Guindy, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 23 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. Doctor is a MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology . You can visit him/her at Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals - Guindy in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. B.K.Bharathi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr B R Ambedkar medical college - 1994
Fellowship in Diabetology - Dr.A.Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals - 2011

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I have posted my question several times but still didn't get a proper answer. I am 29 years old having hypothyroidism. But my tag is under control. My lower pelvic ultrasound scan was ok. I had irregular periods as I was diagnosed with thyroid 2 years back. But my periods became normal since January this year. But from July 24 again I am not having periods. Can you help me Regularly I am exercising also. Please help me out.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have posted my question several times but still didn't get a proper answer. I am 29 years old having hypothyroidism...
lybrate-user, If hypothyroidism is under control then periods usually become normal, provided that is the only cause. Sometimes there may be other hormonal issues also involved, then one needs to investigate further to find out exact cause. If hypothyroidism is in control then TSH should be between 3 to 4 m U/L. If the value is higher than this then irregularity invariably persists. You have not mentioned the current TSH level, which will give an idea about the control of hypothyroidism. Thanks.
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I've very recently been diagnosed as diabetic and the my FBS and PPBS readings are 261 and 301 respectively in the OGTT test. I'm not taking any medicines right now. Can I get beck to normally with proper exercise and control of diet? If so, could you please suggest me the vegetarian diet only to get rid of diabetes?

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I've very recently been diagnosed as diabetic and the my FBS and PPBS readings are 261 and 301 respectively in the OG...
You should avoid sugar, jagary,honey, sweets,sweet fruits, exercise regularly, yoga will also be helpful. Het your blood sugar testiung regularly and if it still remains high consult a physician who will start some medicine after clinical evaluation and looking at co morbidities.
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I used to take eltroxin25 since march 2015 andf now my thyroid level is good shall I discontinue eltroxin or suggest me any other since after starting im feeling very hungry and my weight has also increased.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Hypothyroidism is a hormone deficiency disorder, hence there has to be a constant supplement of that hormone for lifetime. Therefore, treatment will have to go on for lifetime. If one is on treatment, then ideally TSH levels should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, to be free from all the symptoms. Weight gain is in fact a common manifestation of hypothyroidism. So check TSH level and if it is higher than above mentioned, then there needs to be an increase in the dosage of thyroxine. Thanks.
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Hi mam, I have hypothyroidism tsh level is 7.54. I heard from many people in pregnancy if have thyroid means. Will get abnormal baby. Is this true? Please tell me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. With TSH 7.54 mU/L, you have sub-clinical hypothyroidism. This usually does not need any treatment. However, if you want to become pregnant then TSH level needs to be brought down to 2 to 3 mU/L. During pregnancy recommended levels are: 1st trimester: 0.1 to 2.5 mU/L, 2nd trimester: 0.2 to 3 mU/L & 3rd trimester: 0.3 to 3 mU/L. If levels are mot maintained in this range, then fetal development is affected plus pregnancy outcome is also not as desired. At present TSH level (7.54 mU/L) unless there are troublesome symptoms associated with hypothyroidism there is no need for treatment. Thanks.
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Creatine ln blood 1.5 ml/dl is for diabetic female. Can this be cured with medication and diet?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Creatine ln blood 1.5 ml/dl is for diabetic female. Can this be cured with medication and diet?
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Creatinine increase happens when kidney function is affected. This can happen in many conditions including diabetes. Only way to reduce that level is achieve a strict blood glucose control with FBG < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. 1.5 mg is just marginally high. With proper control of diabetes and dietary adjustment, it can be reversed. There is nothing like cure in this situation. Thanks.
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I am male 56 years I am suspecting diabetic what are the precautions to be taken to keep in control I am a vegetarian do not smoke/drink what are the fruits I can consume?

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Dear Well how are you suspecting it. First get your sugar fasting and pp done and also hba1c. At your age its best to go for a dietary modification. For details consult privately. Thanks.
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Res sir i am 75 years old and debetic from the last 30 years.I have stomech problem.Every 10 - 15 days i have loose motions. That continue for two three days. In single day i have to go for above 20 times. I have taken several medicines from most senior doctors. But problem is there. I use to take medicines tab glycomet gp 2 1---0----1 and insuline 30/70 30 unit morning and 20 unit evening. Please suggest for stomech loose motions problem.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
You need to get throughly evaluated if the problem is recurrent and probably need endoscopy to rule out any potential problem in your intestine, if the diarrhea is recurrent and not subsiding. Any blood in the diarrhea? please send me your detailed reports.
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I have heavy scratching on legs sugar remains around 150 fasting have nose polyps and use natural bath soaps. This problen since around 1 month, what medicine can you prescribe.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have heavy scratching on legs sugar remains around 150 fasting
have nose polyps and use natural bath soaps. This pr...
Mr. lybrate-user, In the winter months skin becomes dry and there may be increased itching. There may not be any specific problem like infection or allergy. You may consider using moisturising creams or oils or white petroleum jelly applications, to maintain good deal of moisture in the skin. That should help. Fasting glucose should ideally be around 100 mg, for good control. PP should be 1j0 to 180 mg/100 ml. Thanks.
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My wife HBA1C (diabetes) is 8.9 much above the danger level. What food habit and measure should be on immediate basis.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My wife HBA1C (diabetes) is 8.9 much above the danger level. What food habit and measure should be on immediate basis.
Avoid sugar, sweets,jaggery, honey,sweet fruits like banana, mangoes,cheekoo, grapes etc. Take small frequent meals instead of large ones. Diet should be high in fibre content. Regular exercise is must. Weight control if overweight.
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Im 45 yr old male and im diabetic on borderline (120) fasting and my bp 160/90. My parents have both of these so please advice me to keep my bp and suger levels in control.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Dear . This much sugar is termed prediabetes range. Maintain active lifestyle with daily exercises and take medicine for bp control. And give further details of pp sugar and hba1c. It can be controlled with a single drug daily.
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I am 26 year old male and i have problem in my thyroid gland internally to eating time. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 26 year old male and i have problem in my thyroid gland internally to eating time. What should I do?
take iodine -rich meals, banana, intake at least 8 glass of water in day. eat more fiber rich foods, coconut oil, green tea, tyrosine -rich foods, low fat milk, avoid soya - products
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Hi I am 40 years old. my fasting sugar level is 260 and my pp leavel is 320 my hba1c is 7. 5 my doctor adviced me glyred m and prandial m. 3 but my sugar level don't come down please recommended me some other alternate medicine. I am from tamil nadu.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Strictly follow sugar free diet, morning walk, and add ayurvedic tab diabecon 2tab bd report after 10 day with fasting and pp I will advice more
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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

BHMS
Homeopath, Dehradun
Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person experiences high blood glucose levels either because the body produces inadequate insulin or the body cells do not respond properly to the insulin produced by the body. Patients with diabetes often experience frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia) and increased hunger (polyphagia).

There are three types of diabetes:

1) Type 1 diabetes
The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.

Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.

Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.

2) Type 2 diabetes

The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2.

Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels.

Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day can raise our risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, researchers from Imperial College London reported in the journal Diabetologia. The scientists believe that the impact of sugary soft drinks on diabetes risk may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.

3) Gestational diabetes :-

This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes :-

The symptoms of diabetes occur because some or all of the glucose stays in the blood, and isn’t being used as fuel for energy. The body tries to reduce blood glucose levels by flushing the excess glucose out of the body in the urine.
The common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:

> Increased frequency of urination, especially at night
> Frequently feeling thirsty
> Weakness and fatigue
> Unexplained loss of weight
> Genital itching or thrush
> Blurred vision
> Increase in healing time of cuts and wounds

Management :-

Lifestyle :-

People with diabetes can benefit from education about the disease and treatment, good nutrition to achieve a normal body weight, and exercise, with the goal of keeping both short-term and long-term blood glucose levels within acceptable bounds. In addition, given the associated higher risks of cardiovascular disease, lifestyle modifications are recommended to control blood pressure.

Medications :-

Medications used to treat diabetes do so by lowering blood sugar levels. There are a number of different classes of anti-diabetic medications. Some are available by mouth, such as metformin, while others are only available by injection such as GLP-1 agonists. Type 1 diabetes can only be treated with insulin, typically with a combination of regular and NPH insulin, or synthetic insulin analogs.

Support :-

In countries using a general practitioner system, such as the United Kingdom, care may take place mainly outside hospitals, with hospital-based specialist care used only in case of complications, difficult blood sugar control, or research projects. In other circumstances, general practitioners and specialists share care in a team approach. Home telehealth support can be an effective management technique

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Marriage at the age of 38. Eight months passed not able to conceive. AMH levels fluctuating.in march 16 it was 6.8,june 16 it was 3.2 and now in aug 16 it is 7.2.what it shows? TSH is 3.0 prolactin 11 estradiol 60.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Marriage at the age of 38. Eight months passed not able to conceive. AMH levels fluctuating.in march 16 it was 6.8,ju...
lybrate-user, All the hormonal levels mentioned are within normal limits, except TSH. To help conception to occur, it has to be less than 2 mU/L. AMH levels can fluctuate. Thanks.
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My mother is 68 years old Type 2 diabetic / hypertension patient. Latest results are: HbA1c is 8.2. Hb is 10.4, Creatine is 3.7. She is currently on H.Mixtard 30 (26-0-10 ), telmikind (0-0-1), Thyronorm 12.5 (1-0-0). Thyronorm was started just 2 days back as we discovered she has TSH of 11. She is currently very weak, mentally confused, unable to walk without assistance. We believe that the weakness could be because of high TSH, and anaemia. We have started treating her for TSH, any ideas on how to treat anaemia considering she has CKD? Also, any opinions on what could be causing muscle weakness/ mental confusion etc? Thanks in advance.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is 68 years old Type 2 diabetic / hypertension patient. Latest results are: HbA1c is 8.2. Hb is 10.4, Creat...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. For a person with diabetes and hypertension, if both conditions are not well controlled, general weakness is always possible. Plus presence of hypothyroidism will add to it. With HbA1c% of 8.2, her diabetes is not in good control. It also has affected her kidney functions (high creatinine). No mention of her BP readings, so can not comment. TSH 11 mU/L is high, hence the dose of 12.5 mcg is bit too low. Hemoglobin 10.4 is unlikely to cause such a severe weakness. It is the effect of uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypertension and anemia. Hence first thing is to control her blood glucose and BP. Plus TSH should also should be brought to around 5 mU/L. It is also necessary to bring down creatinine level. This kind of a case has to be handled by the competent local physician. Thanks.
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My husband having diabetes. He is doing walking. Still not in control. What type of diet he will fallow?

Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician, Mumbai
My husband having diabetes. He is doing walking. Still not in control. What type of diet he will fallow?
It should be low carb (less chapatis, rice, bananas), high protein more pulses and eggs) and moderate fat diet.
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I am 42 years male TSH is 9.75 Hdl: ldl ratio is bad How it will be cured? By Ayurveda medicine?

BHMS
Homeopath,
First of all you need to walk daily. Take fat free food. Take lots of green veggies. Take food having high fibre. Brisk walking for 40-45 min is very much important factor. With this you need proper homeopathic treatment for this purpose. U can also contact me through Lybrate.
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What is Sugerlevels and HBA1c levels of consider as diabetic Please suggest pre-diabetic sugar levels and HBA1c levels also.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What is Sugerlevels and HBA1c levels of consider as diabetic Please suggest pre-diabetic sugar levels and HBA1c level...
For diabetes fasting sugars more than equal to 126 and pp sugars more than equal to 200, hba1c more than equal to 6.5 For prediabetes fasting sugars 100-125 and pp 140-199, hba1c 5.7-6.4.
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What should include in diet of diabetic patient ?kindly explain meals frm morning to night as patient already taking Sugar ,Bp medicine?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What should include in diet of diabetic patient ?kindly explain meals frm morning to night as patient already taking ...
1.Avoid sweets, sugar/honey,/excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,(sweet potato is good for diabetes, bakery item processed food 2.Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal,jackfruit, grape etc. You Can haveapple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami 3.Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi, moong and chana Dal. 4.Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. 5.Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink, include more fiber in the diet like pulse/green leafy vegetables, legume 6. Adhere to a proper diabetic diet after consulting dietitian.
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Foods To Avoid With Diabetes

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Foods To Avoid With Diabetes

A healthy diabetic diet can incorporate any sustenance with some restraint, the length of it permits you to keep your blood sugar levels inside target. Notwithstanding, 'control'might be hard to apply to a few foods in light of their high starch content. A few foods likewise appear to trigger longings or advance indulging. In the event that you have diabetes, it might be best to abstain from eating these foods, to avert issues with your blood sugar that could bargain your health.

1. Candy: One needs to avoid a number of confectionary items as they are high in sugar content, such as candy, cookies and syrups etc. Yet these below quality starches likewise cause an emotional spike up in the blood sugar levels and can add to weight increase, both of which can exacerbate diabetes confusions. Figure out how to fulfill your sweet tooth by nibbling on top notch starches, for example, crisp organic product.

2. Pretzels: Pretzels have a healthy picture, yet a look at the fixings list uncovers that their wholesome notoriety is horribly undeserved. Almost every brand is produced using the same fundamental fixings:

White flour (wheat flour that has been stripped of its supplements and fiber), yeast, salt, vegetable oil, corn syrup. It's conspicuous from its not very impressive fixing list that this prevalent nibble is basically without sustenance.

3. Nibble pastries and cakes: It's regular learning that snacks that are packaged and heated products are stacked with sodium, sugar, white flour as well as additives. Their perilous combo of refined flour and sugar spikes blood sugar as well as advances irritation, which meddles with insulin's capacity to work legitimately.

4. Bacon: Notwithstanding entire fat dairy foods, greasy or marbled cuts of meat additionally convey a powerful measure of soaked fat, which starts aggravation in the body and prompts different symptoms.

5. Milk: For those with diabetes, a diet high in immersed fat can decline insulin resistance. Keep entire milk out of the ice chest and get 1% (low-fat) or skim (nonfat) milk. Additionally, attempt your best to maintain a strategic distance from other entire milk dairy items like cream, full-fat yogurt, normal cheddar and cream cheddar; rather, pick their decreased fat partners at whatever point conceivable.

6. White Bread: Refined starches in white rice, white bread, and any structured with white flour and white pasta, act a great deal like sugar one time in the human body begins to process them. Thusly, much the same as sugar, refined starches meddle with glucose control and ought to be stayed away from by those with diabetes.

7. French Fries: Trying too hard on oily, signed foods can prompt weight pick up and wreak devastation on the blood sugar you have. Potato chips, French fries, and doughnuts happen to be especially terrible decisions for diabetics since they're made with carb-substantial, dull fixings, which can bring about levels of blood glucose level for shooting up.

8. Natural product juice: While entire fruits are a healthy, fiber-rich starch choice for diabetics, the same can't be said for organic product juice.

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