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Dr. D.Durairaj

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. D.Durairaj Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. D.Durairaj is one of the best Endocrinologists in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. D.Durairaj personally at Saraswathy Hospital in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. D.Durairaj on Lybrate.com.

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Is there any chances that subclinical hypothyroidism will return to its normal level if left untreated, if yes then how much (in % approx)

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is there any chances that subclinical hypothyroidism will return to its normal level if left untreated, if yes then h...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is difficult to predict whether sub clinical hypothyroidism will revert to normally thyroid. But most often subclinical hypothyroidism does become an overt hypothyroidism in about fem months to a year or so.
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I am 52 years old man I have diabetes last 11 years now I am getting week day by day can you please advise how I can get eager back and also I have shoulder freeze my let leg is laming.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I have thyroid that's why I can not do work Long time and I can not walk more. My body weight is increasing so what can l do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have thyroid that's why I can not do work Long time and I can not walk more. My body weight is increasing so what c...
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. Kindly mention your Thyroid profile and revert.
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Hi I am 34 yr old male. Was detected with hyperthyroidism. Taking thyronorm daily morning. Was advised to continue for life. Can this not be brought under control or cured by any other means. I mean I don't want to take these pills for life.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
You have hypothyroidism and that can be controlled only by taking thyroxine tablets for life. There is no other treatment.
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He is a diabetic. He goes to job in morning and doesn't eat all the day. He has his food in evening. Give suggestions plz.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
He is a diabetic. He goes to job in morning and doesn't eat all the day. He has his food in evening. Give suggestions...
In diabetes portion size of food matters. Normal person eats around 3-4 times day, diabetic person should eat atleast 6 times per day but small meals at a time. Long fasting causes high glycemic variation in blood sugar levels which is bad for diabetic person. He should carry some fruits like apple or oranges which he can have in free time in office.
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Basis of my doctor's suggestion I went through blood test for sugar level and result is very high i. E. 280 which is very high now I want to control the sugar level hence please good medicines and precautions to cure high sugar. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Basis of my doctor's suggestion I went through blood test for sugar level and result is very high i. E. 280 which is ...
control high blood sugar you may have to start on oral anti diabetic drugs or insulin injection. In addition take a restricted diet avoiding deep fried foods, sweets and direct sugar. If you want specific prescriptions then please come in a private conversation with all the following details - weight, height, waist circumference, fasting and pp sugar levels and hba1c%.
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If one has diabetes, I have heard that soaking methi seeds in water overnight and then eating in the morning helps in sugar. Is it so?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
If one has diabetes, I have heard that soaking methi seeds in water overnight and then eating in the morning helps in...
This measure might help in early Diabetes, but doesn't in Diabetes of long duration. Anyways, you can continue if it is helping as it is relatively harmless.
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Hi doc, I m afraid about diabetes disease because nowadays it's common disease for everyone. But I'M not fatty nor m lazy. I used to walk 5 to 8 km daily and avoid public transport. So do you think this is a best habit for me to keep this disease away from me forever.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi doc, I m afraid about diabetes disease because nowadays it's common disease for everyone. But I'M not fatty nor m ...
Daily walking is a very good habit. You are also maintaining your weight. chances of getting Diabetes is less for you. However avoid excess sweets, soft drink, high calorie diet and carbohydrates. Get your Blood sugar tested every year as a routine screening test. Consult for further advice.
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I am suffering with hyperthyroidism since last one year. And some times it comes to hypo thyroidism. My question is can it cure permanently.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering with hyperthyroidism since last one year. And some times it comes to hypo thyroidism. My question is c...
no thyroid can not cure permanently. but control by medication and lifestyle. diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, avoid more protein diet,milk products.avoid alcohol.
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I am suffering from high heel pain. Can't stand more than 5 mins properly. My stomach is full. Feeling like acidity. My diet is getting low. Uric acid is high. Appx above 8. Why In my uric body is high? I have heard somewhere that high uric acid lead to failure kidney function. Is it true? Right now am having daily" allopurinol tables" Zyloric 100 mg. And earlier was Log out SR 250 mg Please advice proper medicine, diet chart. And other steps Thanking you Navin.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from high heel pain. Can't stand more than 5 mins properly. My stomach is full. Feeling like acidity. ...
Hello, you need to take a proper balanced diet in high uric acid. Pls avoid all the food that contains purines. Avoid high protein food, avoid chicken but you can take eggs. You can take soya milk and tofu. Avoid paneer. You can take products made from besan you can consult us for proper diet consultation for uric acid.
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I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner Please help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient
From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner
Please ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus if not controlled properly affects small and large blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction (ed), is a complication due to microvascular affection. It is one of the most common condition reported in dm. If it has developed, it may be very difficult to reverse it. A strict blood sugar control is a must, plus some other medications may have to be used. So first step is try achieve fasting sugar nearer 100 mg and pp around 150 to 160 mg and hba1c <7%.
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I want ask that is their greater probability of being diabetic if any of the parents are suffering from diabetes and. Can diabetes be completely curable.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want ask that is their greater probability of being diabetic if any of the parents are suffering from diabetes and....
There is a genetic chance for the siblings to get diabetes and we need to control the sugar value depending upon the damage done to the beta cells of pancreas.
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Hii my sister is 22 years old she has thyroid. She was on treatment for pregnancy and now she is pregnant .I want to know what care should I have to do for her bcoz I have heard becoz of thyroid so much complications are there. Pls I need a diet also for her.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hii my sister is 22 years old she has thyroid. She was on treatment for pregnancy and now she is pregnant .I want to ...
lybrate-user, Primary requirement is her TSH should be maintained below 2 mU/L all through the 9 months of pregnancy. If this is done, fetal growth and pregnancy out come will be very good. She should avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, broccoli, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Use whole grain flour for roti & chapati. Avoid maida and items made out of it. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Thanks.
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Hyperglycemia - 10 Tips to Manage it

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Hyperglycemia - 10 Tips to Manage it

In simple terms, hyperglycemia is the medical term for abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood stream. The blood sugar level range is 65-110 mg/dl and can extend up to 120-140 mg/dl a few hours after eating. However, when a person has eaten no food, but has a blood sugar level of more than 126 mg/dl, that may be a symptom of diabetes mellitus.

Reasons Behind it

A person who is hyperglycemic is most likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, which may be type 1 or type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is caused when the immune system destroys the insulin secreting cells in the pancreas. The insulin production in the body stops, thereby, causing an enormous increase in the sugar levels. In such a situation, nothing, but external dose of insulin will be required to survive.

Type 2 diabetes is caused when the body stops responding to the insulin produced by the body and in a desperate attempt to maintain blood sugar level, the pancreas produce excess insulin. In this case, changing lifestyle, food-habits and taking proper medication can be the only way out for a healthy life.

Therefore, the major causes leading to increase in blood sugar level might be:

  • Inadequate supply of insulin

  • Slow or no reaction of the body to the insulin produced by the body

Tips to manage hyperglycemia

Here are some important tips that could help individuals regulate their blood sugar levels:

  1. As we know, the carbohydrates break down into glucose, which is absorbed by the body cells with the help of insulin. So, in case of hyperglycemia, individuals should manage or better, cut off, carbohydrate intake in their meals.

  2. Another important element to be highly monitored is the blood cholesterol level. For this, you must curb eating oily and spicy food.

  3. It is very important that individuals limit their alcohol intake because alcohol contains huge amount of calories and carbs, which might lead to sky-rocketing blood-sugar levels.

  4. The diet should contain adequate portions of nuts and olive oil.

  5. Eating fatty milk products and fatty food should be strictly avoided.

  6. Each and every food should be inspected for sugar because even a slight bit of sugar can mess up the entire process of managing the sugar level.

  7. Individuals should try stress-free mild work out, as heavy work out could cause the blood-sugar level to rise in case of type 2 diabetes.

  8. Anxiety, tension and stress would not help the process in anyway.

Proper medication and check-ups are necessary. It is important to be fit and healthy.

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My friend got sugar tested this year it was 111/141. Again after 1 week he got checked it is 82/101 and same period hba1c 6.4 one doctor told him he is diabetic and should start janumet medicine once in a day. And when he took second opinion other doctor told he is normal and do not need any medication only exercise. Pls suggest me should he start medicine for this report.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My friend got sugar tested this year it was 111/141. Again after 1 week he got checked it is 82/101
and same period h...
Mr. Lybrate-user, following are the criteria for deciding normal, pre-diabetes or diabetes. 1) normal: fbs 70 to 110 mg / 100 ml, pp <140 mg, hba1c% <5.9. 2) pre - diabetes fbs 108 to 125 mg, pp 141 to 199 mg, hba1c% 5.9 to 6.4 3) diabetes: fbs 126 mg and above, pp 200 mg and above, hba1c% 6.5 and above. I hope things are clear. For pre diabetes exercise and diet is enough to control or prevent developing of diabetes. Thanks.
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My wife is suffering from Hypothyroidism with TSH value 9.94 and having AMA antibody test positive with value more than 600. Is there any medicine which will reduce value of AMA test in normal range of below 24 ? AMA test is Antibody test.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hello Her Tsh values are not within the normal range. you can consult with me regarding her accurate thyroid hormone level. uncontrolled tsh in woman further leads to other heart and brain complications.
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My age is 29 years, I am suffering from lower back pain. I have sugar before food 185 and after food 286 and blood pressure 150/90 and cholesterol. My weight is 85 and height 5'8" Please help me to come out from this problem. I am unmarried and doing PhD in civil engineering.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 29 years, I am suffering from lower back pain. I have sugar before food 185 and after food 286 and blood pr...
may I know what treatment is on for both diabetes and high blood pressure? also please give your hba1c% and lipid profile data. From your present info your bmi is 28.52 kg/m2 (normal 23kg/m2). For your back pain apart from taking analgesics (pain killers) occasionally you should specific exercises for strengthening the back muscles.
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When is it a Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
When is it a Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist?
Know the Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist.

If you’ve been facing problems in conceiving, it may be time to get yourself checked as it’s possible that you may be suffering from certain fertility issues or need professional guidance. A series of tests usually determine the root cause of the problem. These tests can include a physical examination, analysis of semen and blood tests, amongst others. There are certain factors that you and your partner must keep in mind when deciding upon the best time to opt for these tests and get started on an infertility treatment programme.

If you’re a female, it’s time to get yourself examined when:
1. You haven’t been able to conceive for over a year despite trying (when you are under 35)
2. You haven’t been able to conceive after trying for 6 months (above the age of 35)
3. You’ve had 1 or more miscarriages
4. You’ve been ovulating irregularly and your previous drug treatment has failed to correct the problem
5. You suffer from damaged or blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis (a condition where tissues that cover your uterus also develop outside of the womb, causing pain and bleeding)
6. You have a history of genital infections

If you’re a male, you should consider an infertility treatment if you experience the following:
1. Facing difficulty in sperm ejaculation
2. Suffering from a low sperm count including poor sperm movement or structure (sperm’s shape and size)
3. Having an undescended testicle (a genital abnormality that occurs when the testicle fails to move into its normal position in the scrotum during the first 3 months of your life)

Apart from the above mentioned points, another important factor that you and your partner must decide upon is whether or not you intend to use assisted reproductive procedures, such as ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Semen Insertion) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) to help in conceiving. While the former sees fertilisation occurring naturally after the eggs and sperm get placed inside one of the two fallopian tubes, the latter deals with the transference of the embryo created in the laboratory into the uterus.

Even though the thought of infertility can be disappointing for you and your partner, early and timely intervention can help in easing up the process of conception and remove obstacles that might hinder your chances of having a baby.

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My Mother is aged around 65 years. She is suffering from Diabetes, High BP, Arthritis and Obesity (110 kg). Because of her weight she is unable to walk. She does walk inside the house but with support and her breath start to become fast once she tries to walk little bit say for example going out for doctor. Her Sugar levels are normal with medicines and she is taking medicines for BP and knee pain as well. Could you please suggest which surgery will be best for her to reduce weight. Also please mention the risks involved and cost. What will be the post operative procedures like taking vitamins or injections etc please put light on that too. Thanks.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
My Mother is aged around 65 years. She is suffering from Diabetes, High BP, Arthritis and Obesity (110 kg). Because o...
Hi. Getting fatigue soon with less physical activity can be caused by heavy bodyweight. But may be it is not the sole reason. Any heart artery blockages should be tested first. Once fit from heart side, she can be advised physical exercise and yoga as per her health and weight status. She can also be advised surgery for weight loss only after confirming that heart is healthy. Take care.
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My father is diabetes patient. Now a days he use human mixtard insulin. Would you think it is helpful.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My father is diabetes patient. Now a days he use human mixtard insulin. Would you think it is helpful.
Prevention of Diabetes 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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