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Dr. Bhaskaran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Bhaskaran Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Bhaskaran is a trusted Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Bhaskaran personally at Gunasekaran Hospital Pvt Ltd in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bhaskaran on Lybrate.com.

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What should be ideal normal TSH after Total thyroidectomy due to Papillary thyroid carcinoma and after RAI Therapy. I am using Eltroxin of 200 mcg. My recent TSH is 0.07 is it normal?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What should be ideal normal TSH after Total thyroidectomy due to Papillary thyroid carcinoma and after RAI Therapy. I...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. After total thyroidectomy, when replacement therapy is given, TSH should be maintained as in the normal person around 3 to 4 mU/L. A value of 0.07 mU/L is a bit low. It means dosage of thyroxine is marginally high. If there are no related symptoms due to this, then you may not reduce the dosage. But do check TSH once in 6 months or so. Because if the value goes further low, there may symptoms due to excess thyroxine. Thanks.
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I am 55 years old and have border line diabetes (146 and 110) ,but it is under control with yoga and work out. But my legs keeps on paining a lot and I feel weakness also.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 55 years old and have border line diabetes (146 and 110) ,but it is under control with yoga and work out. But my...
Hi, diabetes is a disease to b managed rather, than to b cured, completely. Go for a brisk walk in d morning. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety & to nourish the whole body including your pancreas, too. Specially pawanmuk ashan. Go for either of cycling, swimming, gardening, dancing, playing badminton. Maintain 1200-1600 calories, through dietary regulation to avoid general weakness, * tk, 4 marie, biscuits with a cup of tea, morning at 7.00 am. * 3 sliced bread with one cup of milk at 9.00 am. * 3 breads, small bowl of pulses, green vegetable, curds small bowl. * 4 marie biscuits with a cup of tea at 4.00 pm * 3 breads, green vegetables small bowl & small bowl of diluted curds at 9.00 pm, night. * finally 1 cup of milk at bed time. *you can consume 100 grams of fruits, too. Avoid, direct sweets, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Tk, care.
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I am 45 years old but I worked software for 2 years for a development in my life and I did hard work and to my disappoint ,there was a lay off in the job and and couldn't stop my interest because I wanted to earn I learnt all automation testing tool and I became diabetic as when was working a sedentary and was eating hotels during and have blood pressure and I am divorce woman but I don't money but want to earn so learn everything now I am not able to smile before I was very happy and I have lost my happiness and did not have any change so I am vexed and became obese and now 68 kg my question I can't be lively and happy and even I am not able to speak as before. Could diabetes be eradicated if wt is reduced I want answer to cope up my disappointment>

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I am 45 years old but I worked software for 2 years for a development in my life and I did hard work and to my disapp...
Dear lybrate-user, Your life history that you briefly mentioned is interesting. I can understand the frustrations in life due which you try to be everywhere, do everything at the cost of your health and eventually look for competitive appreciation which in your case is not favored. But don't worry! Life is all about learning and teaching. These failures help you to win the race for tomorrow. This is the time you prioritize what you are looking for. This is the time for you to focus on what you like the most and do that. This is the time for you to loudly express your feelings and smile till your ears. I can help you break the inhibitions which are preventing you from doing this. This will not be as simple as we say it, but IT IS POSSIBLE. The only thing I expect from you is toTRUST me.
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I am a 47 years old and have thyroid. I have bags under my eyes and also what looks like cholesterol deposits under my eye - is this a cholesterol issue , a derma issue or a endocrinology issue ? How do I deal with it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Lybrate-user, by saying" I have thyroid" are you referring to hypothyroidism? if so then, in case of uncontrolled hypothyroidism there may be a swelling of the face and lower eyelids and legs and feet. If in good control then tsh values are between 3 to 4 milli units/l. As regards some deposits under the eye, cholesterol is not seen any where in the body like that. It can only be detected by measuring lipid levels of the blood. Your problem may be something else. You may talk to your local doctor and then decide whom to consult. Your bmi is 25 kgs/m2, which shows being over weight, so regular exercise and diet control are required. Thanks.
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Ayurvedic Medications For Diabetes

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Medications For Diabetes

Diabetes or madhumeha, is a serious disease that affects many people worldwide today. Diabetes, which is referred to as maha-roga is the excess of glucose in blood. As a result, you cannot consume sweetened food, get excess urges to drink water or urinate. However, Ayurveda has the most effective solutions to control diabetes naturally.

Read on to know what best natural medications are there to cure diabetes.

  1. Gymnema Sylvestre or Gurmar: It is one of the most effective remedies to diabetes. It is a hypoglycemic component, which makes it ideal for treating diabetes. It helps in reducing dependency on insulin by regeneration of residual beta cells of the pancreas.
  2. Coccinia indica: It is another herb, which regulates diabetes very well. This plant contains components, which after consumption of carbohydrates, prevent the sudden increase in blood glucose level. It can also prevent any adverse effect on other organs of the body due to diabetes. It is found to reduce oxidative stress amongst diabetes patients by surging the vitamin C levels in the plasma, and also prevents the fluctuations in fatty acid levels amongst diabetes patients.
  3. Azadirachta Indica or neem: It is one of the most common household antiseptics and a wonderful cure for diabetes. It enables high glucose tolerance, and also prevents diabetic neuropathy, which may cause severe fatalities.
  4. Morus Indica or Mulberry: It is a food that is experimentally proven to reduce diabetes. Daily consumption of mulberry leaves for 15 days at a stretch are beneficial in limiting approximately 38% of diabetes cases among its consumers. It also protects you against oxidative stress by building the antioxidant defense system of the body and is also known to correct any lipid profile abnormality. It also delays the possibility of the appearance of cataract as a result of diabetes.
  5. Momordica Charantia or bitter gourd: It is another common remedy found in most Indian households. Even though it is extremely bitter in taste, its medicinal properties are exemplary, and are extensively used in Ayurvedic medicines. It also targets the beta cells of the pancreas to help boost up insulin secretion by increasing their number. Bitter gourd also helps to release more insulin by way of regeneration of the pancreas.
  6. Eugenia Jambolana or Indian Jamun: This Ayurvedic cure reduces blood sugar level and increases the release of insulin. The extract of "jamun" seeds help in healing of wounds quicker, usually impaired by diabetes.
  7. Trigonella Foenum or methi: It is another household ingredient that serves medicinal purposes in case of diabetes patients. Even 1gm of fenugreek seeds could reduce diabetes sharply in a short span of 2 months. This benefit is because of the presence of diosgenin, a compound with hypoglycemic properties.

However, all these medicinal plants should be consumed under proper guidance from professional practitioners only.

Related Tip: "5 Tips To Control Diabetes Through Diet"

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My fasting sugar is 102 and PP is 160. I am testing with Accu-check glucometer. Is it ok or I have to take test in Lab? If so what is the frequency? Pl. Inform me Jagatheesan.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting sugar is 102 and PP is 160. I am testing with Accu-check glucometer. Is it ok or I have to take test in La...
Mr. Lybrate-user, both sugar levels look good. Testing by glucometer regularly for self monitoring is good enough. Usually it is said glucometer (calpillary blod) reading is slightly higher than venous blood reading by 11%. But now a days all glucometers are calibrated to give readings like the lab ones. Difference may be visible in pp readings if at all. Frequency of testing depends upon severity and drugs used. That is if insulin is used then almost every day testing is required. Sometimes even two or three times a day, to adjust insulin dosage and avoid hyper or hypoglycemia. Those on oral drugs if blood sugar levels are well controlled then testing once in two weeks or so may be required.
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From last two days my sugar level is ranging from Fasting 121 PP 165 what to do I m not taking medicine of sugar as I was reducing 400 calories sugar level was normal but from Last two days I was not able to do exercises.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
From last two days my sugar level is ranging from Fasting 121
PP 165
what to do I m not taking  medicine of sugar as ...
You are probably a predisbetic. Keep continuing diet control and exercise. Exercise at least 5 days a week.
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If somehow we do not have time to prepare juices at home for diabetic patients or made home made medicine. Which medicine do you prefer for a diabetic patients?

BHMS
Homeopath,
If somehow we do not have time to prepare juices at home for diabetic patients or made home made medicine. Which medi...
Dear lybrate-user, you can give the diabetic patient 30 drops of homoeopathic mother tincture gymnemma sylvestra q, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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I am 61 yrs old man having good heaith but suffering from sugar, cholestoral, and bp. I am suffering heel pain since one yr. I took homeopathy medicin and phisiotherapy. I didn't take allopathy medicine for this but I take allopathy for other disease..

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 61 yrs old man having good heaith but suffering from sugar, cholestoral, and bp. I am suffering heel pain since ...
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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My thyroid level Tsh third generation is 0.69. Do I need to take thyroid medicine? If yes, How much mg tablets.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Your TSH level is within the normal range. But still a bit low. Increase Iodine in your diet. Take proper amount of salt in your food for a time to bring your TSH level a little higher.
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism. Recent test showed tsh as 17.25. Endocrinologist put me on thyrox 50 mcg. My hairs are becoming white. Is it due to thyroid? please tell any solution.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from hypothyroidism. Recent test showed tsh as 17.25. Endocrinologist put me on thyrox 50 mcg. My hair...
you can use cap. vit.E 400 mg once a day for white hair. 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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I am 50 years old male with very hi triglycerides. To a tune of 393 even after medication. How do I reduce them?

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am 50 years old male with very hi triglycerides. To a tune of 393 even after medication. How do I reduce them?
In order to reduce blood triglycerides level you need to lose weight (19 Kg), Exercise daily for 1 hr, reduce quantity of cereal (ex rice/ roti/ bread) in your meal, instead include a dairy item, plenty of vegetables, fruits, pulse/ meat in the meal, replace simple carbs like sugar, poatato, maida, rice, bread, noodles, macaroni with complex carbs like atta, bajra, ragi, barley, oats, jowar, dalia, suji, salads, whole fruits, avoid junk/ fast/ street/ processed/ packaged/ fried/ sugary foods/ soft drinks/ alcohol.
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Hi, I'm 28 years female, single and have weight 74 kg which is continuously increasing. I'm working professional, office job. I have thyroid (high TSH) but controlled as I'm on medicine. I want to loose weight, so need guidance to achieve that.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
Hi, I'm 28 years female, single and have weight 74 kg which is continuously increasing. I'm working professional, off...
U take low calorie low sodium high protein diet. 45 min walk daily speedly. Don't take rice at night. Don't take coffee. Drink 10-12 glass of water. Don't drink immediately after meal. 4 -5 in a day on frequent interval.
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Homeopathy in Thyroid: A Wise Choice

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Homeopathy in Thyroid: A Wise Choice

Thyroid is one among the many glands in the endocrine system, whose secreted hormones regulate and maintain various metabolic activities. Thyroid problem, in generic terms, refers to a situation where there is an abnormal secretion of the thyroid hormone. The secretion can either be abundant, causing what is known as hyperthyroidism, or insufficient which, in turn is known as hypothyroidism. Both of these conditions are detrimental to health affecting not only your body weight but also the growth of bones and hair. Though different branches of medicines are constantly dabbling with this problem, Homeopathy is the most preferred choice.

Some of the reasons for it are:

  1. Treats severe sweating, problems in menstruation and constipation: One of the most important advantages of Homeopathy medicines is that each one of them is equipped to treat a host of ailments. The condition, hypothyroidism is symptomatic of excessive sweating on the head, constipation and problems in menstruating in women. All of these can be cured by the intake of Calcarea Carbonica.
  2. Cures paleness of skin, tendencies of fainting and hair fall: This is another characteristic of hypothyroidism, wherein you suffer from pale, yellow skin and are unable to bear extreme cold temperatures due to the lack of vitality and body heat.  At the same time, women in their menopause tend to suffer from excessive hair fall. In all of these situations, a Homeopathic medicine called Sepia Officinalis is extremely beneficial in curbing these.
  3. Does not create overt reliance on medicines: Hyperthyroidism is a condition that is marked by nervousness and anxiety. Though allopathic medicines have always been preferred to others, it must also been considered that in their attempt to cure, they end up creating an overt reliance of medicines in the patients.
  4. Suits everybody: The primary reason for preferring Homeopathy to others is their complete lack of any side-effect. Both allopathy and ayurveda may or may not work on certain individuals. However, that is not the case for Homeopathy as it does not adopt any artificial means to cure thyroid problems, rather uses natural means to regulate the secretion of the thyroid gland.

Best Ways to Balance Hormones Naturally:

  1. Eat Healthy Fats (Including Coconut Oil and Avocados)
  2. Supplement with Adaptogen Herbs
  3. Balance Your Intake of Omega-3 to Omega-6 Fats
  4. Improve Gut Health & Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome
  5. Eliminate Toxic Kitchen, Beauty and Body Care Products
  6. Exercise (Especially Interval Training)
  7. Reduce Stress & Get More Sleep
  8. Watch Your Caffeine & Alcohol Intake
  9. Back Off Birth Control Pills
  10. Supplement with Vitamin D3
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Dear Sir / madam, I am 33 years old, married 11 years back, and I am having 10 year old daughter. And I am having thyroid. From last 5 years in the period time more and more bleeding happening, it will happen 5- 6 days. I suffering like any think I once thought to die also for this problem. In period time too much stomach pain also will be there. Kindly suggest me to cure. This above said problem.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear Sir / madam, I am 33 years old, married 11 years back, and I am having 10 year old daughter. And I am having thy...
Lybrate-user, since you are having hypothyroidism, that could be the cause foe excess bleeding. If hypothyroidism is well controlled tsh should be between 3 to 4 mu/l, otherwise many of the symptoms reappear. So please check tsh level and comeback with the result, if level is higher, then thyroxine dose will have to be increased. Further pain during menstruation can be controlled by taking certain painkillers and anti spasmodic drugs. Thanks.
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I am suffering with thyroid imbalance, in blood test report T3 is 35, T4 is 0.3 and TSH is 109 please recommend me what to do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Thyroid gland affects nearly every organ in the body. Many nutritional factors play a role in optimizing thyroid function. However, both nutrient deficiencies and excesses can trigger or exacerbate symptoms. Working in collaboration with a both a physician and a registered dietitian is essential to determine nutritional status for optimal thyroid health. Improper thyroid function causes undesired weight changes, significant cardiovascular risks, and symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, and gastrointestinal upset, which can hinder the development of healthful behaviors. I focus on setting realistic goals for healthy changes and regular exercise when counseling clients. There many potential nutrient deficiencies and interactions with medications and supplements. Hence diligent care is to be taken while designing a holistic treatment plan. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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Binge eating and risk for diabetes

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Binge eating and risk for diabetes
Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating. Binge eating disorder are associated with increased incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the international journal of eating disorders.
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Hi i Am a diabetic since 2002 and have been able to control so far. Consulted many doctors and changed many a medicines. Last couple of days feeling too sleepy n exhausted. Havent checked and monitored my diabetic count fasting n p. Need a good doctor to work out my diet plan n medicine. Can you suggest? Thanks.

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 sugar cane 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. Diabetes is a condition in which due to insulin insufficiency the carbs are not metabolised and hence your cells are starving. This could lead to lack of energy and hence drowsiness too. Unconsciously there are chances that you might be restricting your intake and thus nutrients leading to deficiency. It's all a matter of discipline.
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How to put control our sugar level when insulin is not taken properly in a day or weak.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
How to put control our sugar level when insulin is not taken properly in a day or weak.
How to control hunger if food is not taken in a day or week. Sorry if I hurt your sentiments. But its just a way to explain this. Just as we can not curb hunger without eating, similarly we can not control sugars without insulin. Please understand and respect your body just as you understand your basic needs. Regards.
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