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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 suffering from diabetes from past 5 years Till last month the sugar was under control now it has raised to almost 200 suggest me some tips to reduce it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from diabetes from past 5 years Till last month the sugar was under control now it has raised to almos...
Mr. Lybrate-user, to control sugar level one has to take prescribed drugs regularly without fail. Take a restricted diet that meets exact caloric requirement based on ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of daily exercises. One has to avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks, products containing fructose corn syrup, high fat cheese. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits. Daily exercise of 1 hour plus is necessary to maintain normal weight and burn extra calories. Should maintain fasting around 100 mg and pp between 150 to 160 mg/100ml and hba1c%<7.
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Sir/medam. Meri mummy ka sugar level bahut high he aur unke sabse badi weakness he ki wo parhej nhi krti .to is karan mene dhyan dena chod diya tha per ab tabiyat karab hui to mene dubara checkup karaya. Aur usme fasting 329 and pp 370 he please Kuch help kren.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Sir/medam. Meri mummy ka sugar level bahut high he aur unke sabse badi weakness he ki wo parhej nhi krti .to is karan...
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicene perscribed by your doctor regularly.
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I am diabetic since 18 years. Taking medication, Amaryl 2 mg, Metformin 500 or 850 and now Janumet tablets 50/500. HbA1c report on 14 Jan shows 7.3. Somettime sugar level goes to 170 fasting and 250 PP. Sometime it comes down to 90 and even 70 also. So far not on insulin. Please give some suggestions to control this. Exercise is less. Thanks in anticipation !

CCEBDM, Certificate in Diabetes care, PGDCCardiology, MD - Physician
General Physician, Indore
Eat food with less carbohydrates and learn to count carbohydrates in grams in your food ask your primary physician how much carbs u can have in a day according to your BMI
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Respected sir/dr, my fbs/ppb readings in 3 different labs within a week varies as follow. Kindly advice which is reliable1---100/3502---150/2503--287/470.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Respected sir/dr, my fbs/ppb readings in 3 different labs within a week varies as follow. Kindly advice which is reli...
Well in any case the news is not good. PP in all labs is above the limit. Fasting on average is also high. This is classical presentation of Increase level of sugar in blood, aka- Diabetes Mellitus. You shall see a qualified physician around and start your medications at the earliest. The difference is lab reports also varies depending upon what food you had during that same week. Please start the medicine as early as possible. There is nothing to be afraid you will have to take medicine and a simple per day is nothing to have a normal life. Rest your doctor will advise you on examination. You can also follow: 1. Walk for 30 -40 min in morning and evening. 2. Have low quantities of sugar, rice, potato and anything sweet. 3. Take small meals avoid over eating. 4. Try to keep yourself occupied in some work or other, anything of your choice. 5. Have lots of salads comprising of stuffs advised by your doctor.
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Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat much chocolates, neither sugar or anything. How can I stop decaying my teeth in future. Any eatables or medicine I require plzzz tell me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat muc...
Get fillings done in all teeth u may require rct n cap after that brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash after every meal
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What is the average age for the people in india who is affecting with diabetes disease. And how can we aware from getting this disease.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
What is the average age for the people in india who is affecting with diabetes disease. And how can we aware from get...
Now a days, there is no age limit to get diabetes. Usually, it is assumed that the people in our country are affected from 25 years. Always we should keep our lifestyle good. The food we eat should be nutritious and the place where we eat should be hygienic. Always, we should be physically active and at least we have to do meditation for at least 15 to 20 minutes in a day to relax our body and mind.
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My mother has been recently diagnosed with diabetes and we want to take a second opinion on the treatment and how sugar levels can be controlled. The HbA1c test resulted in an 8.3 sugar level (uncontrolled diabetic). What should I do?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My mother has been recently diagnosed with diabetes and we want to take a second opinion on the treatment and how sug...
Medicine for diabetes depends on many factors. You need to provide detail information about your mothers medical history in order to suggest you further.
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My mother is 62 years old & suffering from diabetes & blood pressure. She mainly suffers due to unbalance of sugar level. Can you suggest what precautions (i. E food chart.) shroud we take to control sugar level?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for more than 2-3 hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Fruits should be had as a mid meal. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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Mother is feeling low and weak she is diabetic Dr. did ecg echo and holter test suggested for pacemaker.what to do

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Mother is feeling low and weak she is diabetic Dr. did ecg echo and holter test suggested for pacemaker.what to do
Yes some women do give up on life at 60 plus. Do tell her that women get a new life after menopause. Regarding diabetes, there are plenty like her showing good control with diet and medicine. Having less teeth is one of the ageing process. Depend on liquid nourishing food and calories or get her a good set of dentures. Heart surgery or procedures are carried out on diabetics with great success. Take her to a heart hospital and let her talk with few recovered patients so that her confidence levels are high before she goes for any procedures. Good luck.
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Infertility - Is Homeopahy a Safer Alternative for it?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Infertility - Is Homeopahy a Safer Alternative for it?

Starting a family and being people who you can completely rely on is something that may be a dream that most people nurture and work towards. In the Indian culture, it is seen that children are supposed to serve as the backbone for the parents in their old age and when a couple is able to bear children, they may be able to lead more satisfied lives than at any other point in time. While most couples are blessed with happy families, there are a lot of those couples who may have to rely on medicines and treatments to be able to conceive a child.

With the changing lifestyle and the increasing amount of stress, a lot of couples are not able to conceive naturally. This is when they turn to medical help from professionals who may be able to suggest treatments and counselling. Even though the medications and treatments are sought very popularly, it is also a fact that couples have to go through painful procedures and unfruitful trials before they are able to get positive results, if at all that is possible. Not to mention the expensive treatment costs and the costly medicines that they have to invest in, apart from the mental and emotional trauma that is accompanied with it.

A safer alternative:
One of the safest alternatives to conventional medicine and treatments is to opt for homeopathy. This is a style of treatment that works on the body using natural means such as plants extracts and other natural derivatives, in combination with medicinal properties in healthy portions. With the use of such treatments and medicines, it may be possible for aspirant couples to be able to work on their body systems to make them healthier and more responsive to conceiving a child.

Some of the most important advantages of homeopathic treatment for infertility:

  1. The medicines make sure that they do not put the others aspects of health at jeopardy for the users of homeopathic medicines which means that the medicines do not have highly destructive side effects.
  2. The lack of side effects in the homeopathic medicines for infertility ensure that the couples remain mentally and emotionally strong enough to stick to the resolve of getting treated and that is something that may be helpful in the success of the treatment.
  3. Since the medicines are all organic, most of them are not as expensive as the conventional medicines.
  4. Choosing a safe stream of medication such as homeopathy may also help in ensuring that when the child is conceived, it does not get affected by the harmful medicines that may be administered to the couple.

When the future of your family and health is at stake, it is important that you take well thought out and wise decisions about what kind of treatments you should undergo.

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I am 35 years old Having hypothyroidism. Having swelling on face and also Gaining weight. Suggest remedy.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello are you taking treatment for hypothyroidism? If not that is the first priority. Then you have work on weight reduction. There's no info on your weight and height. I need that to give any suggestion.
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I am suffering from hyper tension diabetes and obesity since last 8 to 10 years treatment going on through allopathic medicine suggest also breathing problem called sleep apnea and also taking medicine of thyroid.

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from hyper tension diabetes and obesity since last 8 to 10 years treatment going on through allopathic...
Your problems are multiple a if taken together it is a part of syndrome x. Sleep apnea and breathing are significant problem and can even be life threatening. It is easy to assess and control the disease just get evaluated by a pulmonologist.
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Silent Thyroiditis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Silent Thyroiditis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

The thyroid gland influences almost all the metabolic processes in the human body through the hormones it releases. The swelling or inflammation of this butterfly-shaped gland, when triggered by an immune response is known as Silent Thyroiditis. It can lead to hyperthyroidism i.e. the overproduction of hormones followed by hypothyroidism or insufficient hormone production.

The exact cause of this thyroid disorder is unknown but it is known to affect more women than men. Women who have just delivered a baby are also more vulnerable to this disorder. Some of the probable causes for this condition are autoimmune responses, discontinuation of steroid therapy, removal of the adrenal gland and treatment for cancer. A family history of silent thyroiditis can also increase a person’s risk of suffering from this disease.

In its early stages, the symptoms of this disorder are those of a hyperactive thyroid gland. These symptoms can last for as long as 3 months. In most cases, these symptoms are mild. In some cases, people may not experience these symptoms at all and may only notice symptoms of the second stage of this disorder or hypothyroidism. The most commonly experienced symptoms of this disorder include:

  1. Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep

  2. Tiredness and weakness

  3. Frequent bowel movements

  4. Intolerance towards heat and excessive sweating

  5. Increased appetite

  6. Weight loss

  7. Irregular menstruation: this may be short in the early stages and heavy in later stages

  8. Muscle cramps

  9. Irritability

  10. Nervousness and palpitations

  11. Hair loss and dry skin

Silent Thyroiditis can be diagnosed by a doctor through a physical examination and a few tests. Some of the signs your doctor will look out for are:

  1. An enlarged thyroid gland

  2. Faster heart rate

  3. Involuntary trembling or shaking of hands

In addition to this test results which indicate Silent Thyroiditis are:

  1. A reduced radioactive iodine uptake

  2. Increased levels of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones in the blood

  3. Presence of white blood cells in a thyroid biopsy

An early diagnosis can help make the treatment of this disorder easier. The treatment of this disease is dependent on the symptoms showcased. Beta blockers are commonly prescribed to relieve the excessive sweating and rapid heartbeat.

In most cases, the acute phase of this disorder will end in three months and the condition will resolve itself within a year. Over time, some people may develop hypothyroidism as a result of this condition. Hence, you should get yourself regularly checked up even after the symptoms have disappeared.   

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My mom is suffering from diabetes. And also have a pain in hands and legs. And what is a treatment. So it can be permanently curable?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mom is suffering from diabetes. And also have a pain in hands and legs. And what is a treatment. So it can be perm...
Along with medicines for high blood sugar she has to take one capsule of Becosule daily and paracetamol tablet sos. She should monitor her blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly and if it is not controlled she has to consult Diabetologist
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Is there any permanent solution for thyroid I have been taking medicine for close to 8 years now. I have hypo thyroid. Please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is there any permanent solution for thyroid I have been taking medicine for close to 8 years now. I have hypo thyroid...
hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs because of deficiency of thyroxine hormone secreted by thyroid gland, therefore only treatment is taking thyroxine hormone for life time.
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Dear sir/madam namaskar Muje lagbhag 7 salo se sugar he iski vajah se mere peron me takat khatam ho gai he mere se khada nahi hua jata balance nahi banta please muje advise de ki me kis docter ko check karaun kya mera ilaj ho jaiga.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear sir/madam namaskar
Muje lagbhag 7 salo se sugar he iski vajah se mere peron me takat khatam ho gai he mere se kh...
You have to get good diabetic control and need to take vitamins as you have peripheral neuropathy from diabetes which is the cause of your problems. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult 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 (inform me) 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 & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally.
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My Uric acid is high. Kindly suggest vegetables and fruit or other nature ways to control uric acid ?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.
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Sir iam a diabetic & hypertension patient taking metformin 250 twice a day & tazloc beta25 my question is I am taking alprex 0.5 & without alprax I am not able to sleep. Is it harmful. Please suggest alternative. Thanks.

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Sir iam a diabetic & hypertension patient taking metformin 250 twice a day & tazloc beta25 my question is I am taking...
Dear, alprax contains alprazolam. It is a short acting medicine that makes one drowsy/sleepy. But when used for a longer time and then suddenly stopped it can lead to rebound sleeplessness. It does have side effects and I would not recommend that you take it continuously. You may gradually try to decrease the dose to half then take it alternate day and then stop it over 2 weeks. Don't stop immediately. There are other safer drugs for insomnia that you can use instead. More than medicines there are other things that you can try to help yourself sleep better. I will be glad to help you out in case you need more information.
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