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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 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric acid level is high than normal. Is any medicine to get rid from uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric ...
Normal level are 2.4-6mg/dl in male and in female and3.4-7mg/dl .High uric acid can cause Gout,arthritis,Kidney stone 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish,sea food(sardines)/prawn 2.Avoid pulses,, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6.Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician
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Respected doctors kind please advise me ki agar thyroid ho to calcium supplement lene chaheye ki nhi? Kya calcium supplement lene se thyroid badta hai? Kyu ki mera thyroid 4 month phele 9.3 ml tha or main thyroix25 tablets le rhe hu but fir bhi mera thyroid ab bad ki 13. 2ho gya hai. Is ke ilawa main ashokarist or ashwaghandharist bhi daily do time lete hu. Kindly advise me ki in me se kise dwai ka koi role to nhi thyroid ko increase karne me.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
There are 2 issues here. Either your Thyroid tablet dose is inadequate or if you are taking your Thyroid & calcium tablets together then it will reduce the effect of your Thyroid tablet. Make sure that your calcium is taken in the afternoon or evening so that it does not interfere with your Thyroid tablet absorption. This is also the case with iron. So make sure that all these tablets are taken at different times to avoid any interference in absorption.
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I am diabetic my age is 41 years working as computer operator for 12 years sugar levels are 130 fast ing & 178 random suggest what I have to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am diabetic my age is 41 years working as computer operator for 12 years sugar levels are 130 fast ing & 178 random...
Check your hba1c and send report to me. You may need diet plans/exercise programs and possibly medicines also. What is your weight?
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Hello Dr. my age is 25 and I have thyroid and getting fat continuously. And do not want to take medicine. If you kindly tell any home remedy so that I can overcome from this please.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Pay close attention to your food choice. ·        Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·        While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·        Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry.
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I am 46 years female I am suffering from diabetes from 2 years I take tablets morning and evening my sugar level is normal some time some time my sugar level go down 60,70.but from 15 days my legs and hands are burning .my sugar is normal .Bp is normal my weight is 90 kgs. Please help me .give me suggestion. I lost my husband one week before I have three children they are worried about my health.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 46 years female I am suffering from diabetes from 2 years I take tablets morning and evening my sugar level is n...
Lybrate-user, it would have been better if you had mentioned current fasting, pp levels & hba1c%, drugs being taken with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise being done. Burning sensation does occur due to perioheral neuropathy, which is a common complication of diabetes. Strict blood glucose control and use of certain drugs can control the symptoms. Regular exercise and restricted diet is also equally important in controlling diabetes. Plus you have grade 1 obesity with a bmi of 32.14 kgs/m2, which is very high and also contribute to symptoms. Your ideal body weight should be 67.5 kgs. Thanks.
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I am type 2 diabetic and lactose intolerant. I love milk, how can I drink without the associated problems?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am type 2 diabetic and lactose intolerant. I love milk, how can I drink without the associated problems?
Ramkrishnhari, take 1 cup of cows milk +add ginger chopped (dried giner one pinch )+ add quater cup water. Boiled to keep milk. Then drink. This will solve your problems. Instead of ginger you can use ginger+tulsi leaves 7-8.
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10 Tips To Stay Healthy With Type 1 Diabetes

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Tips To Stay Healthy With Type 1 Diabetes

1-healthy eating having diabetes means learning how to count carbohydrates and how the foods you eat affect your blood sugar. A healthy meal plan also includes complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber (beans, whole grains, fruits and vegetables), lots of green, leafy vegetables, and limited amounts of heart-healthy fats.

2-being active physical activity can help you keep blood sugar levels normal and manage your diabetes. Being active can also improve your mood and reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety.

3-monitoring checking your blood sugar levels regularly gives you information about your diabetes management. Monitoring helps you know when your blood sugar levels are within your target range and helps you to make choices in what you eat and what you do.

4-taking medication obviously, it's important that you take your insulin, but it's vitally important that you understand how much to take in certain situations. This comes from careful monitoring of your blood sugar levels and getting to know the cause and effect between your insulin therapy and your blood sugar levels.

5-problem solving everyone encounters problems with their diabetes control. If/when you have a problem, you need to know how to troubleshoot your self-care. This can include analyzing and evaluating your situation and thinking about what was different from usual that could have affected your blood sugar. It also means coming up with solutions to try, as well as looking at what worked and what didn't. Don't get bitter, get better.

6-reducing risks you can take steps now to lower your risks of developing health problems in the future. Recommendations to reduce your risks and avoid other health problems include: not smoking, seeing you doctor regularly (to check a1c), visiting your eye doctor at least once a year, brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist, taking care of your feet, and listening to your body.

7-healthy coping living with diabetes and its daily demands for self-care can be stressful and may negatively impact your self-management. Not only can stress increase your blood sugar levels, but it can contribute to you making poor choices. The good news is there are many healthy ways to cope with stress.

I think this last point is vitally important, and I want to share three options for managing the stress of living with diabetes:

8-be kind to yourself. Do the best that you can do. It's important to feel good about your successes. Give yourself credit when you are successful at managing your blood sugar and don't be overly critical of yourself if you fall short of a goal.

9-seek support from a network of family and friends who you can talk to when you are upset. Seek opportunities to meet other people with diabetes, such as attending support groups or participating in online forums (such as podcasts or tweet chats), so that you won't feel isolated and alone. Talk to a psychologist or other mental health provider who provides diabetes-focused therapy if you feel depressed or overwhelmed.

10.-choose to have a positive attitude, and cultivate it every day, but also accept when you feel down about diabetes. To have occasional negative thoughts is normal; research has shown that acknowledging those thoughts may help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels stable. Acknowledge, but don't dwell; living with a negative mindset will limit your ability to cope. The way you think about events can influence your mood, thoughts and actions.

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143 sugar founded in blood test after lunch & 109 on empty stomach. But not in urine. please advice me about.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
143 sugar founded in blood test after lunch & 109 on empty stomach. But not in urine. please advice me about.
It is in the upper limit of normal and can be controlled with regular exercise ,weight reduction and diet control.
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I have hypothyroidism so gaining weight very fast having skin problems and pain please help me to reduce weight.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I have hypothyroidism so gaining weight very fast having skin problems and pain please help me to reduce weight.
Hi hypothyroidism is quite common these days. If you are already taking thyronorm, then there is no need to worry about this problem. The weight that is increasing is due to excessive food. Its better to consult personally a dietician. Also start doing exercise everyday. This problem can be overcome easily. All the best.
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I have diabetes since last 10 year. I want to ask you that how to control it naturally? What type of exercise I have to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have diabetes since last 10 year. I want to ask you that how to control it naturally? What type of exercise I have ...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and I will suggest you to do aerobics exercise as much you can
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thyroid ki report me T4 ki value 14.90 hai. What does its mean. Kya thyroid hai? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
thyroid ki report me T4 ki value 14.90 hai. What does its mean. Kya thyroid hai? Please help me.
yes you have hypothyroidism. 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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URIC ACID is 10.20 please suggest medicine &other precautions. feeling weakness, pain in legs only, no joint pain.

BHMS
Homeopath,
URIC ACID is 10.20 please suggest medicine &other precautions.
feeling weakness, pain in legs only, no joint pain.
Dear lybrate user, protein is one of the most vital nutritional substances which are required for human body. Almost every high protein diet contains purine. This purine produces uric acid on oxidation. Excess uric acid is accumulated at the joints of human beings as urate salts. This accumulation of urate salts lead to pain & swelling of those affected joints & this condition is clinically known as gout. You should avoid high protein rich diet like mutton, chicken, beef, eggs, sea fish, spinach, garden pea, tomato, lentils etc. Also you need to take homoeopathic mother tincture urtica urens q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to dissolve the accumulated excess urate salts from the joints.
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I am suffering from type II Diabetes. Last week my Blood test result shows the following: Cholesterol,Serum-227mg/dl, FBS,Plasma-122mg/dl, PPBS-126mg/dl.Shall I take medicines for Diabetes and Cholesterol?Please inform the dosage also.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Your diabetes is almost under control.You have a high cholestrol. In the presence of diabetes it should be less than 150. Need to increase the dose of cholestrol lowering medicine.
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Hi sir, I am a diabetic patient, can I have 3 re times a day using fenugreek seeds?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi sir, I am a diabetic patient, can I have 3 re times a day using fenugreek seeds?
Mr. lybrate-user, Fenugreek seeds contain a good amount of fiber, which helps in slowing down carbohydrate absorption. So taking thsese seeds is helpful. But whether there is direct reduction in blood glucose and how much, is difficult to say. Thanks.
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Good evening sir I am 35 years male want to increase sperm count stamina I am already taking metxl 12.5 and ecosprin AV75 for blood pressure and cholesterol I am recently diagnosed with thyroid I have fnac test impression suggestive of colloid goitre kindly suggest me valid medications for colloid goitre and increase sperm count and stamina.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
Good evening sir I am 35 years male want to increase sperm count stamina I am already taking metxl 12.5 and ecosprin ...
You should focus on your other illness and get treated them. It will help you a lot. For, now do not go for any medicines related to sexual conditions, however, you may take Cap. Evion once daily as antioxidant and nutritional supplement. Colloid goitre case should be closely followed with endocrinologist/ physician. It will need Iodine supplement/ thyroxine. It happens due to iodine defficiency.
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I am 39 years old female suffering with diabetes fasting 130mg and having breathing problem.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am 39 years old female suffering with diabetes fasting 130mg and having breathing problem.
Hi , pls follow the doctor prescribed medicine. Which controls the diabetics and will not allow you increase. But along with medication, you need to concentrate on food also. Make sure you food must have high protein, fiber and omega-3 nutrition. For a diabetics, its good to have more protein rather than carbohydrates, which converts into glucose and may have a chance to increase the diabetes. Let me suggest you the best medicine. Have a nice day.
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I am having type 2 diabetes. My last hba1c in the month of march was 8.76. I am taking metformin 1gm bd, acarbous 25mg tds. But the results are not convincing what should I need to do.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MD - Consultant Physician, MD - Diabetology, MD - General Medicine, ACLS
General Physician, Hyderabad
First, you should do brisk walking daily for atleast 40 minutes. Second, avoid all starchy and high calorie food. Lastly, some diabetic medicines need to be added to get the hba1c below 7%. Good luck!
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Hello sir /mam I am 35 yrs old. I having hypo thyroid and my weight is 98 kgs i am using thyronium100 my problem is I want to loss my weight so please kindly help me and give a suggestion. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello sir /mam I am 35 yrs old. I having hypo thyroid and my weight is 98 kgs i am using thyronium100 my problem is I...
IN 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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Hi. My uric acid has gone up and because of that my knees and toes are paining. Could you let me know what I can take for the pain and also what I can eat and what I can not eat.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi. My uric acid has gone up and because of that my knees and toes are paining. Could you let me know what I can take...
Normal level are 2.4-6 mg/dl in male and in female and 3. 4-7 mg/dl .High uric acid can cause Gout, arthritis,Kidney stone) 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2.Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6.Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician.
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It is correct to count blood sugar post breakfast instead of meal. Will the count differ variably?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
It is correct to count blood sugar post breakfast instead of meal. Will the count differ variably?
Mr. Lybrate-user, usually fasting sugar level is done after at least 8 hours after food (dinner), then again for convenience sake after food (after breakfast) is checked. If post lunch blood glucose is checked it may vary depending upon the size of meal. If your lunch is bigger in quantity than breakfast then blood glucose level will be more. The idea of taking after breakfast is to get an idea of post food level to decide the treatment.
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