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Dr. Bala Murugan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Bala Murugan 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. Bala Murugan is a popular Endocrinologist in Pammal, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Bala Murugan personally at B P Jain Hospital in Pammal, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Murugan on Lybrate.com.

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Hi recently I checked first time T3, T4 & TSH. The Results are. T3- 4.396; T4- 83.938; & TSH - 0.489. What I to do after this result I am compulsory to take medicine or not. What are the thyroid symptoms & my result is high or low. Please tell me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi recently I checked first time T3, T4 & TSH. The Results are. T3-  4.396;  T4- 83.938; & TSH - 0.489.  What I to do...
Your level of tsh in mormal. Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, hair loss, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech.
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My right has become numb and if I operate a computer mouse or when I drive a two wheeler my right hand becomes numb and when Iam free it is normal. Iam also a diabetic with a daily dosage of insulin in the morning.

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Cardiologist, Jaipur
My right has become numb and if I operate a computer mouse or when I drive a two wheeler my right hand becomes numb a...
Hello. This could be due to diabetic vasculopathy. Blood supply to your arm could be affected by the blood vessel occlusion. You must diagnose it earlier to prevent further worsening. There are ways to open the blockage. Feel free to take my consultation uf you need.
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My wife has got stone 7.5 mm in both kidneys, her age is 51, we live in ahmedabad, gujarat Her other problems r diabetic and high B

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
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My wife has got stone 7.5 mm in both kidneys, her age is 51, we live in ahmedabad, gujarat
Her other problems r diabe...
7.5mm stones are borderline size which may pasd by medications or may require surgical removal. Have plenty of oral fluids.
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Hello my mother is a diabetic patient yesterday when we went for check up my mother sugar levels are very high 580 so what she eat for normal sugar levels.

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General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello my mother is a diabetic patient yesterday when we went for check up my mother sugar levels are very high 580 so...
Dear lybrate user with the limited amount of information provided it appears that your mother is suffering from diabetes. It could had been better had you provided us with latest fasting sugars, hba1c levels and any other recent relevant investigations along with the complete medication list if she is taking any. For the successful treatment of diabetes it is advised if you can start exercising on a regular basis preferably 30-45 minutes, diet modifications with low carbohydrate and high fibre diet along with medications as advised. Hope that solves your query. Anything more then please feel free to revert.
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Diabetes can lead to several health problems, like?? what is a best way to defeat diabetes??

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabetes can lead to several health problems, like?? what is a best way to defeat diabetes??
Stay lean eat healthy regular exercise. Regular proper medications regular blood and other investigations. Avoid alcohol & tobacco. Follow up regularly with your diabetologist:)
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I am 54 years age and a diabetic since last 12 years. My wait constantly 71 to 73.00 Kgs til date and Height 5'-6' I am taking medicine 1. Exermet-GM 502- 1 tab twice day 2. Benfoment cap- 1 /day 3. Ecosprin 75 -1HS since last 5 years. My sugar level Fasting 120 Avg and post lunch 170 Avg. Q. When I have taking some hi calorie diets during festival/occasion an effect on my skin found every time. When sugar level come down bellow 150 mg on fasting automatically cured the same. Some where it is itching and skin synchronized and if I try to ealast those area skin cracked there but automatically cure as sugar level down. I have not taken ever Insulin. I have no bad habit like smoking/Drinks but taking non-vegetarian food by weekly 2/3 days but dinner only milk bread. I like fruit but need advice to take fruits. Also required advice for betterment living but not hard.

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I am 54 years age and a diabetic since last 12 years. My wait constantly 71 to 73.00 Kgs til date and Height 5'-6' 
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Diabetes affects all organs in the body ? Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose ? SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & lifestyle. Give all the details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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We are married for almost 7 years still we are not blessed with a baby 1 tube is blocked doctors always suggest for ivf.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We are married for almost 7 years still we are not blessed with a baby 1 tube is blocked doctors always suggest for ivf.
Get thorough hsg if other tube is blocked then only ivf other wise there is good chance for normal concievement
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I am 57 year old having diabetics for last 4 years and is under control. I am on glycomet sr 500 mg bd. I just want to know ideally when it should be consumed. Before or after meals? what should be frequency of checking sugar levels [fasting, post meals & hba1c].

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 year old having diabetics for last 4 years and is under control. I am on glycomet sr 500 mg bd. I just want t...
Glycogen is metformin, this drug is to be taken after food mainly to avoid gastrointestinal side effects.
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I have pain in heel of left foot. No other problem. All tests are normal. Lipid profile, uric acid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have pain in heel of left foot. No other problem. All tests are normal. Lipid profile, uric acid.
Mr. Lybrate-user, the problem as described appears to be plantar fasciaitis. This occurs due to inflammation of plantar fascia. Occasional pain killers are useful. But most importantly certain exercises like standing on toes, walking a few steps on toes, stretching the ligament by pulling the foot towards you while keeping the lower limb straight, with a belt and holding it in that position for 20 counts, doing the same for a number of time daily, can help. Spot jogging on toes can also help. Using soft foot wear is also useful.
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My father is suffering from diabetes. What precautions should we have to take for him.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is suffering from diabetes. What precautions should we have to take for him.
the precautions include 1) give medications regularly as prescribed, 2) give diet as advised by doctor, no sweets, no sugar and jaggery, no pastries and deep fried foods. 3) he should exercise daily for at least 1 h (brisk walking) and 4) help him maintain weight near normal (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kgs)
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I am 43 years old man. I have diabetes type 2 patients last 4 years. I have sexual problem last 2 year. Any solution for you.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 43 years old man. I have diabetes type 2 patients last 4 years. I have sexual problem last 2 year. Any solution ...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Keep your diabetes under control to improve your sexual problem. Consult your doctor if problem still persists.
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What should be the diet of a diabetes patient and what precautions they have to take ?

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Ayurveda,
What should be the diet of a diabetes patient and what precautions they have to take ?
Diet should be light, easily digestible. It must be sugar free. Do not take fried n spicy things. Home made food is best. Do not use packed food items. Take seasonal fruits and vegetables. Calories should be according to your work.
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Is contraceptive pills reduce the ova formation? Long time intake reduces fertility about 20-25 years.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- a woman becomes pregnant when an egg released from her ovary (the organ that holds her eggs) is fertilized by a man's sperm. The fertilized egg attaches to the inside of a woman's womb (uterus), where it receives nourishment and develops into a baby. Hormones in the woman's body control the release of the egg from the ovary -- called ovulation -- and prepare the body to accept the fertilized egg. Related content slideshow your birth control options start hormonal contraceptives (the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring) all contain a small amount of man-made estrogen and progestin hormones. These hormones work to inhibit the body's natural cyclical hormones to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy is prevented by a combination of factors. The hormonal contraceptive usually stops the body from ovulating. Hormonal contraceptives also change the cervical mucus to make it difficult for the sperm to go through the cervix and find an egg. Hormonal contraceptives can also prevent pregnancy by changing the lining of the womb so it's unlikely the fertilized egg will be implanted. Another option for hormonal contraceptives is the extended-cycle pill, such as seasonale, which was the first one to be approved. Seasonale contains the same hormones as other birth control pills, but the hormones are taken in a longer cycle. That reduces the number of menstrual periods from 13 periods a year to only four a year. That means a woman who takes this pill will menstruate only once each season. Seasonale contains the same combination of two hormones that are commonly used in other hormonal contraceptives. But the pill is taken continuously for 12 weeks followed by one week of inactive pills, which results in a menstrual cycle. Other extended-cycle pills, such as seasonique and loseasonique use a different configuration of hormones. Both of these pills use estrogen in the final week, with loseasonique providing a lower dose option.
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Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Approach Towards Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a hormonal disorder caused by reduced amounts of thyroid hormone. It is more common than hyperthyroidism and affects women more than men. Iodine is a main ingredient of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and iodine deficiency leads to hypothyroidism.

TSH is required for effective metabolism and reduced amount leads to affecting overall metabolism of the body and causing the following symptoms.

  1. Slow pulse
  2. Weight gain
  3. Reduced attention/concentration span
  4. Intolerance to cold
  5. Hoarseness of voice
  6. Irritability
  7. Inability to concentrate
  8. Depression/low mood
  9. Fatigue
  10. Swollen face and droopy eyes
  11. Dry skin
  12. Mental
  13. Premenstrual tension
  14. Muscular pain

Ayurveda believes that this is due to an imbalance between the 3 body systems - vata, pita, and kapha. In hypothyroid people, the pita is supposed to be overpowered by kapha which reduces metabolism. 

Treatment is aimed at bringing out balance between the two.

The various Ayurvedic components include:
Panchakarma and external therapies like Vamana, shirodhara, virechana, basti, udwarthana, Kashaya Seka are shown to play a significant role in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Activities: 

Specific Asanas and Pranayamas that are directed at the thyroid have been proven to be beneficial.

  1. The most effective asana is sarvangasana or the shoulder stand. It improves blood flow to the thyroid and thereby improves its function. Matsyasana, surya namaskara, pavan muktasana, and halasana are also beneficial for hypothyroid patients.
  2. Ujjayi is the most common pranayama which acts on the throat area and stimulates reflexes in this area.  Nadi shodhana pranayama also is proven to have beneficial effects on the metabolism.

Internal remedies:

Appetizers and digestive agents are given to improve metabolism. These include herbs and whole grains and specific food products including dairy products.

Food Changes: 

Food has a major role to play, and some of the do's and don't's are as follows.

  1. Increase water consumption, preferably warm water, to improve digestion
  2. Include more iodine-containing foods like white onions, fish, shellfish
  3. Include more whole fibers like brown rice, barley, green gram, Bengal gram, cucumber, and sugarcane juice
  4. Increase consumption of milk and milk products
  5. Avoid sour food items
  6. Herbal products recommended for hypothyroidism include kanchanara, (purple mountain ebony), jatamansi, shilajita, gokshura, Brahmi, and punarnava
  7. Apply a paste of jalakumbhi which helps by supplying iodine to the goiter directly
  8. Jalakumbhi juice can also be consumed daily (11 to 22 g)
  9. Coconut oil, being rich in medium chain fatty acids, increases the body's metabolism and helps in managing symptoms of hypothyroidism

Lifestyle Changes: In addition to the above, meditation and regular exercises to maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, and manage weight have shown to help control symptoms to a large extent.

Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition but can be managed with a combination of food, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ चीनी के फ़ायदे या नुकसान - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~**
चीनी एक जहर है जो अनेक रोगों का कारण है.

(1)-- चीनी बनाने की प्रक्रिया मेँ गंधक का सबसे अधिक प्रयोग होता है । गंधक माने पटाखोँ का मसाला ।

(2)-- गंधक अत्यंत कठोर धातु है जो शरीर मेँ चला तो जाता है परंतु बाहर नहीँ निकलता ।

(3)-- चीनी कॉलेस्ट्रॉल बढ़ाती है जिसके कारण हृदयघात या हार्ट अटैक आता है ।

(4)-- चीनी शरीर के वजन को अनियन्त्रित कर देती है जिसके कारण मोटापा होता है ।

(5)-- चीनी रक्तचाप या ब्लड प्रैशर को बढ़ाती है ।

(6)-- चीनी ब्रेन अटैक का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(7)-- चीनी की मिठास को आधुनिक चिकित्सा मेँ सूक्रोज़ कहते हैँ जो इंसान और जानवर दोनो पचा नहीँ पाते ।

(8)-- चीनी बनाने की प्रक्रिया मेँ तेइस हानिकारक रसायनोँ का प्रयोग किया जाता है ।

(9)-- चीनी डाइबिटीज़ का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(10)-- चीनी पेट की जलन का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(11)-- चीनी शरीर मे ट्राइ ग्लिसराइड को बढ़ाती है ।

(12)-- चीनी पेरेलिसिस अटैक या लकवा होने का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(13)चीनी बनाने की सबसे पहली मिल अंग्रेजो ने 1868 मेँ लगाई थी ।
उसके पहले भारतवासी शुद्ध देशी गुड़ खाते थे और कभी बीमार नहीँ पड़ते थे ।

(14) कृपया चीनी से गुड़ पे आएँ.।

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I am 52 year. In recent check up my cholesterol is 170 and sugar 228, no previous record, is serious. Can it be controlled alone by physical exercise and food habit control, ie; I have to start medicine immediately.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I am 52 year. In recent check up my cholesterol is 170 and sugar 228, no previous record, is serious. Can it be contr...
No exercise not enough. Test hba1c. Avoid sugar. Take medicines. Walk walk walk exercise avoid fat ghee dalda.
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I am 22 years old, my father died in Diabetes. My question is what should I do for prevention?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 22 years old, my father died in
Diabetes. My question is what should I do for prevention?
Hi, Diabetes-2 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!
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It is recommended that honey and lemon juice be taken early morning which is beneficial to health in more than anyway. My question is can a diabetic patient can take this?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
It is recommended that honey and lemon juice be taken early morning which is beneficial to health in more than anyway...
Mr. Sitapati lybrate-user, There are a lot of benefits claimed about honey and lemon juice. It is very difficult to scientifically substantiate all those. Basically lemon juice has a fair amount of vitamin C, plus honey is basically similar to sugar, with some antioxidant properties. If one wants this can be had. In case of a diabetic person quantity honey has to be very limited because it is just sugar. Thanks.
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I am 67 year old. Had been in knee pain for last twenty years, am diabetic with control with prescribed drugs like niretard, glynase, pionorm m15, recent xray shows both knees joints wornout and there is suggestion of joint replacement for normal mobility. I would like to know the cost of joint replacement, tiime of rehabilitation and more.

MCh Ortho, ATLS (AIIMS), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Kolkata
Cost of knee replacement ranges from 1 lakh to 3 lakhs (average 2 lakhs) per knee, depending on the type of implant and hospital chosen. Rehabilitation can take 30 days to 3 months or more. Please send me a photo of your xray so that I can guide you better.
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