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Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar is a popular Endocrinologist in Pozhichalur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar at Dhanam Clinic & Diabetic Centre in Pozhichalur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. C.r. Ashok Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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How to prevent diabetes? I generally do not eat junk food and slightly fat. I do small exercises and walk a small distance. What more could I do?

MBBS, DFM, FID, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EVIDENCE BASED DIABETES MANAGEMENT, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders, Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, M.MED
General Physician, Hyderabad
How to prevent diabetes? I generally do not eat junk food and slightly fat. I do small exercises and walk a small dis...
If you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar levels are racing up and down like a roller coaster, it's time to get off the ride. Big swings in your blood sugar can make you feel lousy. But even if you aren't aware of them, they can still increase your risk for a number of serious health problems. By making simple but specific adjustments to your lifestyle and diet, you can gain better blood-sugar control. Your body uses the sugar, also known as glucose, in the foods you eat for energy. Think of it as a fuel that keeps your body moving throughout the day. Blood Sugar Highs and Lows Type 2 diabetes decreases the body’s production of insulin, which is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without enough insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and can damage nerves and blood vessels. This increase of blood sugar also increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. Over time, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, can lead to more health problems, including kidney failure and blindness" Keeping blood sugar stable can help prevent the long-term consequences of fluctuations, high blood sugar can cause a number of symptoms that include: Fatigue Increased thirst Blurry vision Frequent urination It's also important to know that you can have high blood sugar and still feel fine, but your body can still suffer damage, Symptoms of high blood sugar typically develop at levels above 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL" You can have high blood sugar that's between 141 and 199 and feel perfectly fine,. Over time, your body can also get used to chronically high blood sugar levels, so you don’t feel the symptoms, she says. On the flip side, if you’re not closely monitoring your blood sugar levels, they can drop too low. Warning signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, include: Dizziness Irritability Sweating Weakness Lack of coordination Keeping Your Blood Sugar Steady With certain strategies, you can help prevent spikes in your blood sugar levels, Rather than focus on things you shouldn't have, try incorporating the following foods and healthy habits into your daily type 2 diabetes routine: Go nuts. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pistachios contain healthy fat that slows the body's absorption of sugar. But be sure to limit how many nuts you eat in one sitting because even healthy fats contain calories, Smithson says. Just six almonds or four pecan halves have the same number of calories as one teaspoon of butter. Eat whole grains. Oat bran, barley, and rye are fiber-rich foods that contain beta-glucan. This soluble fiber increases the amount of time it takes for your stomach to empty after eating and prevents spikes in blood sugar. Remember, though, that these foods are still carbohydrates" Whole grains will still raise your blood sugar, just not as quickly and as high as processed foods, Veg out. Packed with fiber, non-starchy vegetables such as broccoli, cucumber, and carrots can also help prevent surges in blood sugar levels while providing essential nutrients. Spice up with cinnamon. Cinnamon may do more than just add flavor to foods. A 2013 study published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine showed that cinnamon is linked to a significant drop in fasting blood sugar levels. Cinnamon may stimulate insulin secretions from the pancreas, Although more research is needed, Smithson says there’s no reason why people with type 2 diabetes shouldn't try to add cinnamon in their diets. Be versatile with vinegar. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives suggested that vinegar could help slow the absorption of sugar by the body. The research revealed that 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar improved fasting blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Although the potential health benefits of vinegar are still being investigated, Li-Ng often advises people with type 2 diabetes to take 1 tablespoon of vinegar with each meal, saying that any type of vinegar is good. Don't skip meals. It's important to spread out your daily food intake, starting with breakfast. Consuming more food in just one or two meals a day causes greater fluctuations in blood sugar levels, Li-Ng says" Three healthy meals a day with two nutritious snacks in between can help maintain stable blood sugar, she says. Don't drink on an empty stomach. If you haven't eaten, drinking alcohol can cause your blood sugar to drop up to 24 hours later. This happens because the body is working to get rid of it. If you want to drink alcohol, check your blood sugar first. It's also important to eat before or while you drink. Another caution: Smithson says that symptoms of low blood sugar, such as slurred speech and dizziness, could be mistaken for drunkenness. Plan ahead. Anticipate the unexpected and carry healthy snacks that can prevent your blood sugar level from dropping too low.
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What is the symptoms of uric acid pain and which body part will be attack in uric acid?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
What is the symptoms of uric acid pain and which body part will be attack in uric acid?
It effects usually small joints. the big toe of foot is the commonest area. Other parts can be toes finger joints, wrist ,ankle. large joints are rarely involved.If you have pain in larger joint,it could be because of some other reason like Vitamin d3 deficiency rather than uric acid.
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I am 38 yrs old suffering blood sugar last 4 years what to do?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist,
" Blood sugars" are normal. You don't suffer from them! I guess you mean you have high blood sugars and are a diabetic. If so, details please.
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I am a 23 years old girl and I have thyroid (hypo) and I have big problem in maintaining my weight so what proper diet I should intake? so that my weight will not fluctuate.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is your hypothyroidism in control? if it is, then weight control is possible. What is your weight & height? diet should contain less fat, (no deep fried foods, not more than 1/2 kg oil per month), more proteins. Should exercise regularly for at least 1 and half hour a day. Your caloric intake should be calculated based on your ideal body weight (ibw = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kg) if you want to cut down weight then intake should be 25 calories x wt in kg/ d. This should be followed meticulously. Avoid junk food, aerated drinks and sweets. Preferably join a gym.
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Is there a cure for incissional soft tissue Hernia & diabetes ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist,
Incisional hernia can be corrected only by surgery.Diabetes can be controlled by weight reduction dietary precautions regular exercise and medicines.
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I am 61 years I am type II diabetic. My fasting sugar level does not comes down I am taking galvus50/met500. The sugar levels does not goes below 120.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 61 years I am type II diabetic. My fasting sugar level does not comes down I am taking galvus50/met500. The suga...
If your fasting sugar level is 120 mg/dl, your Diabetes is fully under control. Continue medicine as advised. Monitor your Blood sugar,HbA1c three monthly and if the level is high consult Diabetologist for advice
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I have a diabetes from last 9 years. I am 38 years old.Please do help

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Hi , diabetes and an under-functioning thyroid are both hormonal disorders which can be rectified via a lifestyle intervention which would help bring the hormonal function back into its original rhythm. A few guidelines to be able to do this include: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Acquiring good sleep quality 3. Consistent workouts 4. Stress management do consult, if you need personalized guidance on both your conditions. .
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Sir May I please request you to suggest some medicine for polyuria for my diabetic 77 year old mother. She has been administered ofloxacin 200-BD for 7 days. Urine test is normal. FBS is 108. She is going urinating every 15 days. Regards PPS Sohi.

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
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May I please request you to suggest some medicine for polyuria for my diabetic 77 year old mother. She has been a...
lybrate-user, Polyuria is very common in diabetes with this age, Ask your nearest physician for treatment, You can use diapers for your mother and avoid liquids in high quantity, she should take water ina few sips form and avoid extra water after 8 pm, Tell me about her KFT reports also to know about kidney functions.
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Diabetes - How Proper Nutrition Can Help You Combat It?

Bsc - Home Science, Msc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Diabetes - How Proper Nutrition Can Help You Combat It?

There are many myths about diabetes, especially related to what you can eat and what you can’t. Lots of people think that diabetics shouldn’t eat sweets at all. This is not true. Similarly, all carbs and fats are not bad. A high protein diet is also not required and there are no special diabetic meals. So, what should you as a diabetic, eat to combat diabetes? Read on to find out:

  1. Low glycemic index foods: Complex carbs are best for you as they limit the amount of sugar released into your blood stream and are digested more slowly and prevent your body from releasing too much insulin. These are also called low GI foods as well as slow-release carbs and are also high in fibre. Processed carbs like white bread, pasta, and rice, as well as sodas, packaged meals, and snacks must be junked. These are all called high glycemic index (GI) foods and spike your blood sugar.
  2. Manage sugar wisely: Diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t eat sugar or desserts. It means you have to be smart with sugar, like
    • Take smaller servings of your favourite desserts as they are best eaten in moderation.
    • Reduce the sugar in your diet slowly rather than at once. This will give your taste buds some time to adjust, reducing sugar cravings.
    • If you want to eat dessert, hold back on carbs in a meal. Balance out meals so that you don’t eat too many carb-heavy foods.
    • Add some healthy fat to your diet, as it slows down the digestive process, which means that your blood sugar levels don’t spike as quickly.
  3. Eat sweets along with a meal and not alone: Sweets eaten alone can spike your blood sugar levels a lot.
  4. Don’t drink alcohol: Alcohol is full of calories and carbs and cocktails are loaded with sugar. Alcohol can interfere with diabetes medication and insulin, as well.
  5. Avoid junk, soft drinks, soda and juices: They are all packed with sugar.
  6. Avoid processed or packaged foods: These are loaded with hidden sugars. Eat food cooked at home.
  7. Remember high protein diets are not always good: Studies have shown that if you eat too much protein, especially animal protein, you may become insulin resistant. A healthy diet for diabetics includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats for the body to function properly.
  8. Eat more of these
    • Healthy fats found in raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, and flax seeds.
    • Also eat more fruits and vegetables. Avoid juices.
    • Eat more high fibre cereals.
  9. And avoid foods like
    • Trans fats which means all deep-fried foods
    • Fast foods, especially cakes, pastries, and chips
    • Red meat

Remember, your overall eating patterns are very important. It’s also important to eat at regular intervals and avoid missing meals. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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She has sugar 325 how to control ?

PGDD, RD
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
She has sugar 325 how to control ?
Firstly consult your physician for the right medication. 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 long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not exercise if sugars are higher than 250-300. 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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Please suggest what food to be avoided and what to be taken in case of high uric acid. Pl.specify food.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Please suggest what food to be avoided and what to be taken in case of high uric acid. Pl.specify food.
The best treatment of Gout consists of restoring the balance of Vata (Air element) and detoxifying the blood. High protein diet should be avoided in cases of increased uric acid. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it two to three times daily. If you find this remedy helpful, you can increase the dosage of apple cider vinegar to up to two tablespoons. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take maha yograj guggul 1-1 twice a day. Kaishor guggul and chandraprabha vati 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Fermented food. Spicy food. Tea.coffee. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption. Consult me in private for more details.
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Hello, I want to know everything about thyroid. How long one have to take medicine for thyroid? What are the effects of it if you stop taking medicine after some time?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, if you are talking about hypothyroidism, then the treatment with thyroxine which is hormone replacement therapy, hence has to be continued for whole life. Our thyroid gland produces t4 and t3 (t4 is thyroxine, t3 is triiodothyronine). Iodine required for synthesis of thyroxine. Iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism and goitre. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, slow heart rate, joint pains, swelling of face and lower limbs, dry skin, dry hair and hair fall, irregular menstruation, excess flow, speech difficulty, inability to concentrate, early tiredness and intolerance to cold. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed on the basis of tsh levels. Also another condition known as hashimoto's thyroiditis also causes hypothyroidism. In both these conditions treatment is taking thyroxine tablets for lifetime. Dose depends upon tsh levels and body weight.
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I am not getting sound sleep for the last so many months. Aged about 57 years and diabetic. Can say totally disturbed sleep .pl. Advice.

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
I am not getting sound sleep for the last so many months. Aged about 57 years and diabetic. Can say totally disturbed...
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand your anxiety. But to evaluate your sleeplessness you must visit a doctor in person. He'll evaluate all parameters including diabetes status. In the meanwhile please increase physical activities which will help you sleep better. Meditation in form of art of living, vipassana will surely help. Regards
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I am diabetic and not checked for sugar from few months. I was advised Triglucored in morning and ih night.But now feeling i need recheck up again before testing .What's advice

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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What are the symptoms of thyroid and how to cure it and how to reduce the body weight.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the symptoms of thyroid and how to cure it and how to reduce the body weight.
Mr. Lybrate-user, thyroid is the normal gland in all of us. It produces hormone thyroxine, essential for brain development and functioning and also involved in various vital metabolic functions. Lack or absence of that hormone causes hypothyroidism and excess causes hyperthyroidism. So which are you asking is difficult to know. Common is hypothyroidism. This causes weight increase, slow heart rate, intolerance to cold, difficulty in speech, inability to concentrate, menstrual irregularities in women, dry skin and dry hair and hair fall, early fatigue and tiredness, anxiety and depression. Treatment is to take thyroxine tablets for life time. There is no cure.
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I suffer from thyroid and I am Over weight. Can you please suggest me to reduce it. Please.

MBBS, DFM, FID, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EVIDENCE BASED DIABETES MANAGEMENT, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders, Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, M.MED
General Physician, Hyderabad
I suffer from thyroid and I am Over weight. Can you please suggest me to reduce it. Please.
Losing weight and keeping it off, is not an easy task and often we are frustrated by failed attempts at doing so. The cause of such failure, mostly, is not making the attempt in a comprehensive and disciplined manner. A comprehensive lifestyle modification program for weight loss not only helps you lose weight but also leads to significant betterment of blood sugar, lipids, bp levels etc. And thus reduces your health risks of diabetes and cvd but also make you feel more in control of your life. Therefore, if you have not been able to lose weight on your own, should consider getting into one of these. The components of such a program should be the following: diet modification and calorie restriction: the diet plan you should follow should be driven by the following principles: it should be aligned to your eating preferences in terms of food and frequency of eating, as much as possible ; no diet plan (low fat or low carb, 4-5 meals a day or more or less frequent meals etc.) has been prov.
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I am a diabetic patients and 19 years old when started taking medicine for diabetes my urine colour change from white to yellowish is it okay or should I do something for it.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
I am a diabetic patients and 19 years old when started taking medicine for diabetes my urine colour change from white...
Usually diabetes medicines don't result in change in urine colour. However, if you are taking vitamins, then it is possible. Please start drinking extra water. If it persists, please check a urine routine.
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What are the symptoms of having a diabetes and what are solution for removing this disease in very short time also tell me about diet.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the symptoms of having a diabetes and what are solution for removing this disease in very short time also te...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes hardly produces any symptoms, that is why most people do not recognise it. When it does cause symptoms those are excess urination, excess hunger, excess thirst, unexplained weight loss and tiredness. This disease can only be controlled by proper treatment, which has to continue for lifetime. Plus diet control and exercise are also important. Diet has to be very individualised based on ideal body weight, extent of exercise and blood sugar levels. A diabetic patient should avoid sweets completely, avoid deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks and high fat milk products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads. Caloric intake has to be restricted.
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My weight is 110kg in the age of 18. I have thyroid problem. I do exercises but it is of no use. And my tsh is also normal. I consulted a doctor and he referred to just exercise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My weight is 110kg in the age of 18. I have thyroid problem. I do exercises but it is of no use. And my tsh is also n...
Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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