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Dr. Balamurugan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Balamurugan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Balamurugan is a renowned Endocrinologist in Velachery, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Balamurugan personally at Xcellent Care Multi-Specialty Hospital in Velachery, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balamurugan on Lybrate.com.

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I am having sex problem from 2 month from 3 month I have diabetes & thyroid I consult to doctor & taking tablets.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
In case of thyroid and diabetes you must take ayurvedic medicines. Best part of medicines is it has no side effects. And no clashing with you existing medicines which you are taking for diabetes thyroid. So ayurvedic medicines are best resulting. Wish you good health.
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Hello doc, my tsh is 6.80 please tell me if I am suffering from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidsm?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help,
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MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Low Sperm Count

Semen analysis is an indispensable part of evaluation of an infertile couple. But the results of semen analysis often creates confusion. It is accepted that if semen analysis report is normal, male factor is usually said to be normal.

Now what, if abnormality is found. Remember, semen abnormality is very common, even in those who are already having children. Because sperm production takes almost 3 months. SO, your current semen analysis reveals your health 3 months ago. If you had fever or any heat exposure to scrotum (may be even tight underwear or hot tub bath) 3 months ago, your today's semen analysis will be abnormal. So, mere abnormality does not draw a conclusion, unless it is severely abnormal.

Now, what we see in semen. There are various parameters. I'm not going into details. But to be simplified, sperm abnormality may be due to two basic reasons. 1) Sperms are not produced by the testes in good quantity (amount) or quality (healthy- motility and looking normal). 2) Sperms are produced normally by the testes but cannot come in semen due to defect in the sperm-carrying pathway (may cause low count, defective sperm and also low motility).

One important thing is to remember, sperm production has nothing to do with manliness. You may feel absolutely normal with normal sex life but sperm production may be defective. SO, first thing is not to feel depressed when the report comes abnormal.

So, whenever we find abnormality, we have to detect the cause. Treatment without detecting thee cause is more likely to FAIL. So, first thing is- whether sperms are produced or not.

Sperm production may be hampered due to diseases in testes- that may present since birth or may be due to some factors occurring later life. These include undescended testes, chromosomal defect, varicocele, diseases in the body (like TB, diabetes, kidney/ liver disease etc), heat exposure to scrotum, smoking, environmental poisons and even some drugs (including alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapy). These are called "TESTICULAR DEFECTS. In some cases, testes are normal but cannot produce sperms because of problems in other glands situated in brain (hypothalamus and pituitary). We call them "PRE-TESTICULAR DEFECTS.

Sperm carrying pathway may sometimes get obstructed due to diseases like infection, operations, some genetic defects. These are called "POST-TESTICULAR or OBSTRUCTIVE DEFECTS.

In most cases of semen defect, treatment is not needed, as we can bypass the normal pathway and use the sperms produced in semen to make your partner pregnant with your own sperm. In severe cases, we can collect sperms from testes and impregnate your wife. In only very few unfortunate men or who cannot afford costly therapy, only option is donor sperm.

In very few cases of TESTICULAR or PRE_TESTICULAR DEFECTS, medicines can help (but in very few cases). In OBSTRUCTIVE CASES, surgery may be needed to correct the defect. But, often we don't need these treatments as the results are not good and take long time to get the results.

So, why to wait and try doubtful treatments, when your prime aim is to father a baby? Just one thing, don't get depressed and talk to doctor, he will find out the cause and give you the best result.
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He is diabetes patient. He got a wound in hand n blood pipe coming out. please tell suggest medicine.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
First of all control your blood sugar and do proper dressing of your wound. Consult urgent to a diabetologist. You can contect to me also otherwise its leads amputations.
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What are the symptoms of pre diabetes and what is the normal blood sugar level? Please guide me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Frequency of urination,increased appetite and thirst. Normal Fasting blood sugar is 75 to 115 mg per dl and post prandial blood sugar is less than 140 mg per dl.A person is considered diabetic if fasting sugar is more than 140 and PP is more than 200.
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Hello sir/madam, i'm suffering from severe hairfall, cracks and becoming fat from last 2 years and I have consulted a psychiatrist who is our family friend, he advised me to do thyroid test. When I did the results are positive and the doctor advised me to take thyronorm 25mcg tablets daily in the morning. From last two years i'm suffering with thyroid problem and using the tablets daily. From last one year my tsh value is normal. Recently when I took thyroid test my tsh value is 2.14. Can I stop the tablets or I have to continue please suggest me. Actually the doctor who suggested me to take the tablets is a psychiatrist who is a very well known doctor and he is having knowledge on all these.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
you can low the doce of thyroid medicines ...according to reports. IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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Can a diabetic patient eat steamed brown rice? Is it good for there health. Or any other suggestions instead of steamed brown rice would be appreciated thank you in advance.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Brown rice has more retained important nutrients and is high in fiber content. A diabetic can surely have, keeping in mind the portion sizes.
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Hello Dr. Maine abhi one week pehle thyroid ka blood test krwaya meri reports T3 -148 ng/dl T4 -6.4 ug/dl TSH - 8.1 uIU/mL Mera weight day by day decrease ho rha hai mera weight 40 kg se uper jaata hi nhi Abhi mera weight 37.8 kg hai or age 29 years please mujhe koi solution dijiye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit and we have to rule out hypothyroidism after clinical examination.
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My blood sugar level fasting 136 and aft fasting 210, my age is 36 Sometime feeling excited, and tired 😴 Suggest me the diet and life style.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Hi Your blood sugars are high. Healthy lifestyle changes will be helpful for you like: 1. Eat small meals every 2 - 3 hrs. 2. Have increased amounts of proteins, as they help in weight loss and do not increase blood sugar. 3. Avoid carbohydrates like rice, pasta, breads, biscuits, sugar, sweetened beverages, alcohol, butter especially for dinner. 4.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and green leafy vegetables, do not use mayonnaise for your salad dressing instead use olive oil or flax seed oil. 5. Make sure you exercise atleast for 30 min a day on atleast 5 days a week. 6. If your a non vegetarian have white meat (fish, chicken) twice a week, preferably steamed or boiled. Avoid deep fried food. You can have 2 egg whites per day, preferably for breakfast. 7. Do not take fruits at bedtime or with your major meals. Always snack your fruit. 8. Avoid stress as it only worsens all your problems.
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I'm 48 f. I have blood sugar and cholesterol issues which are slightly above the normal. I wish to have a diet chart. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. GARLIC,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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I am on thyroid medicine 75 mcg, I need to do ft4, anti tpo ab and anti tg ab test. Blood test need to be done with put taking medicine or aftrr taking meficone?

DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
If you are already on thyroid kedication there is no point of getting all this test done. Only you require tsh monitoring. And tsh sh be done fasting.
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How to control cholesterol and can we use sugar free powder for diabetes person is dat good for health.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear, These are methods and instructions to reduce cholesterol in body : * Avoid Butter , Ghee & cream in your diet . * Eat five leaves of Kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day . * Avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content . * Do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * Do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes . Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly.Do morning and evening walk daily . * Do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * Add Kali mirch( black pepper ) in your breakfast . * Drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily . * Take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs .Do not take stress .
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I am 67 years old. I recently tested 142 albumin level on the scale of 0-30. My sugar level is 119 on the scale of 70-110) Please advise Eating precautions Medicines Ayurvedic or Allopathic Any other suggestions to reduce the level to normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. , Plese get fasting, after food glucose levels and HbA1c% then only it is possible to tell whether diabetes is present. Also get kidney function test done. Thanks.
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After minor surgery of fallopian tube and biopsy procedure to take sample for examination (infertility, I am feeling pain in abdomen due to inflation in stomach from gas. Burps are coming frequently. Is it common to happen this, after 2 days of procedure. Please advise, is it complicated? Or what precautions to take. Thank you.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Some cramps and mild pain and burps are common. Try to get up and walk. Slowly it will reduce. If persistent and severe consult your doctor.
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I am 45 years male (82 kg) old suffering from foot burning sensation for last 3 years. Tested for hb1c and blood glucose. All results shown upper normal limits. My mother's also had diabetes so I am a bit apprehensive for it. Medicines used were methylcobalamin and also amitryptilyne10 mg for 3 months but no improvement. Please Advice for me.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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Dear sir my mother age is 65 and her tsh level is 0.16 while t3 is 98 and t4 is 9.8 which is normal. But what should we do for tsh 0.16. Please give your best advise.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi take thyroidin 12x 3 times aday for 19 days avena sativa mother tincture for 29 days Lycopus, 12x 3 times day for 12 days Calcarea iod, 3c as above repeat test after 40 days.
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My father has diabetes from 12 years and how to control it he has foot ulcer also.

General Physician, Hyderabad
Diabetes control is very important if he is having for past 12 years 1. Control diet - reduce intake of sugar and sugary food reduced intake of simple carbohydrates like white rice 2. Exercise every day for 1hour daily 3. Take medicine /insulin regularly 4. Get regular blood test to check sugar control 5. Get examination of foot, eye and kidneys to check for any complication of diabetes if you already have foot ulcer 1. See that your sugar levels are controlled 2. Take antibiotics 3. Take measures not to get that ulcer infected 4. Dress everyday if needed.
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I am a 57 years old and suffering from diabetes, at present taking glimperide - 2+2, zita-met 50mg/500mg - 1+1 and volibo-m. 03-1+1+1. Please advice me if there is any alternative medicine because these are very costly. Regards

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need a large amount of medicines. Kindly attach your recent bsl reports and revert back to me for further assistance.
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She is diabetic and take insulin twice in a day she feels pain and numbness in thigh on simple touch severe pain occurs is it due to nervous system or due to some other cause.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
It an be due to diabetes ....keep ur sugar levels under control...vist ur doctor regularly...keep watch on your diet and life style...and visit a general physician clinically..
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