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Dr. D.K.Sriram  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. D.K.Sriram

MBBS, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MSc Diabetes

Endocrinologist, Chennai

28 Years Experience  ·  150 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. D.K.Sriram is a trusted Endocrinologist in Tambaram West, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 28 years. Doctor has done MBBS, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MSc Diabetes . You can meet Dr. D.K.Sriram personally at Hindu Mission Hospital - Tambaram in Tambaram West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. D.K.Sriram on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University Of Madras - 1989
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) - The Federation Of Royal Colleges Of Physicians Of The United Kingdoms - 2004
MSc Diabetes - University Of Madras - 2005
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 23 year old I have problem of memory, I forgot the things what I have to do. I think possibly it is due to overactive of thyroid. So what medical treatment will help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 23 year old
I have problem of memory, I forgot the things what I have to do.
I think possibly it is due to overa...
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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What can I do to lower BP, cholesterol and for a healthy heart. Also advice on preventing diabetes. How to have stronger knees or to reduce pain.

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT)
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
What can I do to lower BP, cholesterol and for a healthy heart. Also advice on preventing diabetes. How to have stron...
Good Evening Do regular exercises, and take proper nutrition. Actually according to research cardiac vascular system takes 75 years to get damage. But it's getting damage in our early 30 because of our negligence. Basic structural and functional unit of life is cell. We are not providing proper nutrition to our cells. That's the reason we are suffering from hypertension, coronary artery diseases, diabetes etc. We need to provide proper nutrition to our cells as cell is the structural and functional unit of life. All the cells compact together and form tissue, tissue compact together to form an organ, organs connected to form system. Cell ⬇ Tissue ⬇ Organ ⬇ System. If we take proper nutrition to cells by taking health diet. And what ever is getting absorb in our digestive system will be taken by our blood and we have to send that nutritive blood to our cellular level. By working out daily. If the cell is strong ⬇ Tissue strong, if the tissue is strong ⬇ Organ strong, if the organ is strong ⬇ System strong, if the system strong, ⬇ Where will be the diseases. If we workout daily it will help to consume more amount of oxygen and nutrition to our cells. Hence their will not be any disease. By this you can prevent yourself from many diseases. For further exercises to cure hypertension, coronary artery diseases, cardiac rehabilitation, and preventive exercise for many diseases you can consult me.
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My father having diabetes and suffering from chronic kidney diseases. Creatinine is 2.9 thus he need dialysis.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My father having diabetes and suffering from chronic kidney diseases. Creatinine is 2.9 thus he need dialysis.
Dialysis is only required when the kidneys fail to produce any urine. Consult with a good physician / nephrologist for proper treatment of the condition.
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I am diabetic person since 2005 and glucose level always counts 200 + and tried lot of medicines at this juncture I have been administering insulin ie. 34 you and 24 units. Help me to be free from medicines whether any natural remedy to get it retreat from such deadly and silent killer.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am diabetic person since 2005 and glucose level always counts 200 + and tried lot of medicines at this juncture I h...
There is no natural remedy as this is the result of your pancreas losing its function. If you send me reports of fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c I can help you achieve better control and life.
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Infertility - Understanding the Reasons Behind it!

M.R.C.O.G. (LONDON) Gold Medalist, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infertility - Understanding the Reasons Behind it!

Female infertility is not really a rare condition, it happens to one out of six couples. Infertility is a condition in which a woman is unable to conceive despite efforts. There can be a number of causes for female infertility, including problems with ovulation, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Age can also be a contributing factor to infertility. Following are the reasons that might be responsible for female infertility

  1. Ovulatory problems
    • Cysts in the ovaries
    • Hormonal imbalance
    • Excessive alcohol or drug usage
    • Eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia
    • Excessive weight
    • Enormous stress and pressure
    • Thyroid gland issues
    • Very brief menstrual cycles
  2. Damage of organs of reproductive system
  3. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  4. Scar tissues or adhesions of some sort
  5. Presence of polyps in the uterus
  6. A previous serious infection in the fallopian tubes or uterus
  7. Chronic medical illness relating to the reproductive system
  8. A previous ectopic pregnancy
  9. A birth defect in the uterus or fallopian tube
  10. The DES syndrome where in the infertility can occur to the offspring due to the medication DES is given to a mother in order to prevent miscarriage or premature of the child.
  11. Abnormal presence of cervical mucus can make it more difficult for sperms to reach the egg.

Treatment
Now that the part about the causes has been discussed, it is essential to discuss the treatment. Are there really ways to reverse infertility in women to make them fertile? Well, in some chronic cases it is not possible; however, some are treatable by the following methods:

  • In the case of hormone imbalance or endometriosis or short menstrual cycles, hormones are taken to treat the problems.
  • Medications can be taken to stimulate ovulations.
  • Fertility enhancing supplements can be used.
  • In case of infection in any of the reproductive parts, antibiotics can be taken to remove them
  • In order to remove blockage or scar tissues from the uterus, fallopian tube or pelvic area, minor surgeries can be performed.

Prevention
Yes, there are some tips for prevention of infertility

  • Taking all the steps required to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Avoid intake of illicit drugs
  • Having regular checkups with the gynaecologist
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Exercising regularly
  • Having a healthy sexual relationship

This article is a short walkthrough on female infertility and answers most of the commonly asked questions. In case you have further questions, you can always consult a medical practitioner near you.
 

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I am 30 year old. I have diabetes for 4 year I taking tablets. I am marrying now. can i have baby with my wife.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 30 year old. I have diabetes for 4 year I taking tablets. I am marrying now. can i have baby with my wife.
Dear Jegan, Yes.. you can.. you need to understand that you need to keep your sugars under control while trying for a baby. This will protect your baby. Also try to avoid physical relationship with your wife if you are having any fungal infection on your genitals as you may transmit it to your wife.
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Is there any treatment available for diabetic bullae (water blisters) on legs /hands. I am 61 years having diabetes. grateful to hear from you in this regard.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is there any treatment available for diabetic bullae (water blisters) on legs /hands. I am 61 years having diabetes. ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Bullous diabeticorium as the condition is known, is a self limiting disease. Exact cause is not clear. It advised to leave the bullae intact to heal themselves. It is also a recurring condition. No treatment is needed, unless the bullae burst and infection occurs. Thanks.
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I am 61 yrs. Male. Under bypass surgery 4 years back. Diabetic since 1985. But no probelm with diabetes. I am taking medicenes for cholesterol, bp and sugar. Please suggest me the suitable diet.

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Hi Sir, For suitable diet , I would need your reports and want to know which medication are you on. Please consult me as private. best wishes Dietitian Ruchi
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I am 64 years having diabetes, psoriasis with stomach and weight problem. How to reduce my stomach and weight at present my weight is 76.4 I also having gas trouble with low digestive problems.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Kindly mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I am suffering from severe acidity which causes burning in chest. It increases after eating. I am diabetic and having hypo thyroid n bp increases sometimes. Pl reply.

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
I am suffering from severe acidity which causes burning in chest. It increases after eating. I am diabetic and having...
Hi lybrate-user, you should avoid foods that may trigger your heartburn spices, citrus fruits, tomato, peppermint, carbonated drinks, fried foods, chocolate, restrict caffiene and alcohol, try eating small and frequent meals, don't eat 2 -3 hrs before bedtime, if you are taking any medicines which are pain reliever like aspirin cut back on it, stop smoking, if you smoke, most importantly reduce your weight, because you have many health problems like diabetes, hypothyroid, blood pressure, severe acidity, you need to reduce your weight, so these problems may no arise if you reduce your weight, for that you need a good dietitian, who can make your diet plan acc. To your health condition and also give proper support and guide for reducing the weight.
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My father is a diabetic and my paternal grandparents both were diabetic so can you tell that is there a chance to prevent diabetes for me and my sister? Thank you.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My father is a diabetic and my paternal grandparents both were diabetic so can you tell that is there a chance to pre...
Both genes and environmental contribute to development of diabetes. You can not change your genes but you have control over environment I.e. Lifestyle. Maintain normal weight exercise daily following healthy eating habits to prevent diabetes.
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Post graduate certificate course of implantogy, BDS
Dentist,
Diabetes and Oral Health

During the past 10 years, much research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection.1

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy. Normally, insulin helps get sugar from the blood to the body's cells, where it is used for energy. When you have diabetes, your body has trouble making and/or using insulin, so your body does not get the fuel it needs and your blood sugar stays too high. High blood sugar sets off processes that can lead to complications, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease, or other serious problems.2,3

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease.

Are There Different Types of Diabetes? It is estimated that more than 20 million adults and children in the United States have some form of diabetes?14 million having been diagnosed with the disease and 6 million being unaware they have it. There are different types of the disease: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as prediabetes. Most Americans (around 90%) who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.2,3

What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums, ligaments, and bone that support your teeth and hold them in the jaw. If left untreated, you may experience tooth loss. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless microbial film that constantly forms on your teeth. Toxins (or poisons) produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums, causing infection.4

Diabetes Control and Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease may make it more difficult for you to control your blood sugar. Your body's reaction to periodontal disease can increase your blood sugar level. Consequently, it is important for patients with diabetes to treat and eliminate periodontal infection for optimal diabetes control. Periodontal treatment combined with antibiotics has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, suggesting that treating periodontal disease could decrease insulin requirements.1

What Are the Warning Signs?

DIABETES

Constant hunger or thirstFrequent urinationBlurred visionConstant fatigueWeight loss without tryingPoor wound healing (cuts or bruises that are slow to heal)Dry mouthItchy, dry skinTingling or numbness in the hands or feetMost people with diabetes do not notice any warning signs
PERIODONTAL DISEASE 
Red and swollen gums that bleed often during brushing or flossing and are tender to the touchGums that have pulled away from the teeth, exposing the rootsMilky white or yellowish plaque deposits, which are usually heaviest between the teethPus between the teeth and gums accompanied by tenderness or swelling in the gum areaA consistent foul, offensive odor from the mouth

IMPORTANT: Physicians and Dentists Need to Work Together

It is important that your dentist be kept up-to-date on your diabetic condition and treatment and that your physician be kept up-to-date on your oral condition and treatment, so that they can work together to help you control your diabetes and prevent or control periodontal disease.1

Keep your dentist up-to-date on your diabetic condition and your physician up-to-date on your oral condition.

If your diabetic condition is well controlled, periodontal treatment would be the same for you as for a patient without diabetes. In early stages, treatment usually involves removing the plaque and calculus from the pockets around your teeth. If the periodontal disease is more severe or if your diabetes is not well controlled, treatment will be more specialized and tailored toward your specific condition. Your dentist may recommend more frequent oral prophylaxes (dental cleanings) involving scaling and root planing or may recommend periodontal surgery.1

Diabetes and Your Mouth

Periodontal disease is not the only problem that can occur if you have diabetes. Although you might not be able to prevent these problems, you can minimize the trouble they cause you5:

Dry mouth: Xerostomia occurs when your salivary glands don't produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth moist, causing tissues in your mouth to become inflamed and sore. It can make chewing, tasting, and swallowing more difficult, as well as cause difficulty in eating, making it more difficult to control blood sugar.Fungal infection: Candida albicans is a fungus that normally lives inside the mouth without causing any problems. But when you have diabetes, deficient saliva in your mouth and extra sugar in your saliva allow the fungus to cause an infection called candidiasis (thrush), which appears as sore white or red areas in your mouth.Burning mouth syndrome: If you feel severe burning and pain in your mouth even though you don't see any problems causing it, you may have this syndrome.Oral surgery complications:If you need oral surgery, diabetes? particularly if poorly controlled?can complicate oral surgery. Diabetes retards healing and increases risk of infection. Your blood sugar levels also may be harder to control after oral surgery. Your dentist should work closely with your physician to minimize possible complications. If you need oral surgery, the American Diabetes Association recommends that you: 
Remind your dentist that you have diabetes and discuss any specific diabetes-related issues.Eat before your dental visit so your blood sugar is within normal range.Take your usual medications. Your dentist should consult with your physician about whether you can adjust your diabetes medications or take an antibiotic to prevent infection before surgery.Plan for your eating needs after surgery. If you're having dental work that may leave your mouth sore, plan to eat soft or liquid foods that will allow you to eat without pain.Wait until your blood sugar is under control. It's best to have surgery when your blood sugar levels are within your goal range. If your dental needs are urgent and your blood sugar is poorly controlled, talk to your dentist and physician about receiving dental treatments in a hospital.


My mother age 45-50 she is diabetes patient. Her stomach is upset, in a day he usally go washroom for 4-5 time. Now she is fed up from this. Please suggest.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
What drugs taking for dm. As metformin 500 causes abdomen bloating n discomfort n lose motions also. So stop metformin n start another anti diabetic. Also contact us for details.
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My mother is suffering from hypothyroidism. What we should take care to get rid of it?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is suffering from hypothyroidism. What we should take care to get rid of it?
hypothyroidism is a thyroxine deficiency disorder, so it needs regular (daily) supplement of thyroxine hormone. There is no cure for this, she has to be treated for her life time. Otherwise there can be serious complications.
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Well my aunt have sugar level 380. please tell how she can reduce the level to be normal.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Well my aunt have sugar level 380. please tell how she can reduce the level to be normal.
1. Consult a doctor and take medicines urgently. 2. Cut down sweets, rice, oily food. 3. Take more salads and Veg proteins like Dal's beans etc. 4. Walk for 30 mins daily 5. Consult a dietician for a proper diet plan.
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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ चीनी के फ़ायदे या नुकसान - ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~**
चीनी एक जहर है जो अनेक रोगों का कारण है.

(1)-- चीनी बनाने की प्रक्रिया मेँ गंधक का सबसे अधिक प्रयोग होता है । गंधक माने पटाखोँ का मसाला ।

(2)-- गंधक अत्यंत कठोर धातु है जो शरीर मेँ चला तो जाता है परंतु बाहर नहीँ निकलता ।

(3)-- चीनी कॉलेस्ट्रॉल बढ़ाती है जिसके कारण हृदयघात या हार्ट अटैक आता है ।

(4)-- चीनी शरीर के वजन को अनियन्त्रित कर देती है जिसके कारण मोटापा होता है ।

(5)-- चीनी रक्तचाप या ब्लड प्रैशर को बढ़ाती है ।

(6)-- चीनी ब्रेन अटैक का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(7)-- चीनी की मिठास को आधुनिक चिकित्सा मेँ सूक्रोज़ कहते हैँ जो इंसान और जानवर दोनो पचा नहीँ पाते ।

(8)-- चीनी बनाने की प्रक्रिया मेँ तेइस हानिकारक रसायनोँ का प्रयोग किया जाता है ।

(9)-- चीनी डाइबिटीज़ का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(10)-- चीनी पेट की जलन का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(11)-- चीनी शरीर मे ट्राइ ग्लिसराइड को बढ़ाती है ।

(12)-- चीनी पेरेलिसिस अटैक या लकवा होने का एक प्रमुख कारण है ।

(13)चीनी बनाने की सबसे पहली मिल अंग्रेजो ने 1868 मेँ लगाई थी ।
उसके पहले भारतवासी शुद्ध देशी गुड़ खाते थे और कभी बीमार नहीँ पड़ते थे ।

(14) कृपया चीनी से गुड़ पे आएँ.।

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I have problem of high bp. sugar .thyroid. spondylitis.i take 100 mg thyronorm. My weight is 70. Nd I am 29 years old. I have a baby boy. When I was pregnant my sugar level shoot up to 650 .since then I am diabetic.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
I have problem of high bp. sugar .thyroid. spondylitis.i take 100 mg thyronorm. My weight is 70. Nd I am 29 years old...
High sugar levels during pregnancy does not necessarily lead to diabetes after the baby is born. It is a natural tendency for the body to produce more sugar to feed the baby. But ofcourse, you have to take care. To reduce weight, dependency on medication and to remain healthy, it is necessary for you to adopt a very healthy lifestyle that includes adequate exercise, diet, relaxation techniques and positive care for you baby. Do not aim for 55 kg. Aim to have a healthy, flexible and strong body and mind.
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My mom is a diabetic patient. While surfing internet yesterday I came to know that camel milk is very useful and important against diabetes. People are claiming that they are no longer a diabetic patient after using camel milk. Please guide.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mom is a diabetic patient. While surfing internet yesterday I came to know that camel milk is very useful and impo...
It is a myth and diabetes cannot be cured like this and she needs lifelong control and medication.
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Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

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
Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

Thyroid and weight loss

Losing weight with hypothyroidism is a challenging task. All those with hypo thyroid and weight loss on their mind, go for a very low calorie diet which can further lower the body’s metabolism, worsening the problem. Hence the correct approach is needed.
 
Keep a check on your thyroid levels: remember the answer to your weight loss question is solving the reason for weight gain. If you have a thyroid problem and weight loss is your goal, you must keep a check on your thyroid levels. Take your medications regularly and keep your levels as close to the normal range as possible. And you will see your weight coming to normal. Check your thyroid levels every 3-4 months, or at least once in 6 months.

Increase your activity: lowered metabolism is the main hurdle for those struggling with thyroid and weight loss. Increasing the activity levels through exercise will help in increasing the metabolism. Increase your activity levels by including a 30-45 minutes exercise session, be it walking, yoga, tai chi, swimming, cycling or gymming. Take the stairs every time you have to climb up or down. Short medium paced walks after your meals will be beneficial too.

Increase your water and fibre intake:

Hypothyroidism can cause chronic constipation, water retention and edema. Increasing water and fibre intake will help in regularizing bowel movements. Increased water consumption will also help in flushing out your lymphatic system, further helping water retention problems.

Increase selenium intake: to supplement selenium in your diet, include bran, whole wheat, tuna, onions and tomatoes in your diet.

Increase iodine intake: increasing iodine intake will help in improving the thyroid functions. Eat iodized salt. If your doctor advises, go in for iodine supplements as well.

Increase your metabolism: the key for thyroid and weight loss is increasing your metabolism. Here are some tips on how you can do that.

i] Have 5-6 mini meals – Small and frequent meals helps in reducing the sugar spikes and balance the blood sugar level. This will help in avoiding hunger pangs. Small frequent meals help by keeping the digestive system on the go. It helps in burning more involuntary calories and prevents storage of fat.

ii] Green tea – Drinking green tea will increase the metabolic rate and your energy levels. Hypothyroidism makes you feel tired and fatigued all the time. Green tea will help in decreasing the stress levels and will give you the most needed energy kick.

iii] Warm water and lemon – A glass of warm water and lemon early in the morning and after your main meals will help you in keeping the metabolism rate up through out the day.

Thyroid and weight loss:-

Foods to eat: Include a lot of carrots, whole grain cereals, avocado, apricots, fish, asparagus, olive oil and sunflower seeds.

Foods to avoid: Eat less of broccoli, lima beans, cabbage, peanuts, sweet potato, mustard, kale, kohlrabi, linseed and soy products. These foods may interfere with iodine uptake in the body. Don’t cut these foods out completely, just keep these to a minimum.

Whether the excess weight comes from thyroid or other hormonal issues, the key to weight loss is to correct the underlying condition while monitoring your diet, eating the right things and avoiding what’s wrong and exercising. A healthy lifestyle since the very beginning is the solution to every weight related problem, including thyroid and weight loss.

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I am 62 years old ex. Young man, and diabetic. Can I still take lemon honey drink mixed with warm water? Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 62 years old ex. Young man, and diabetic. Can I still take lemon honey drink mixed with warm water?
Thanks.
Mr. lybrate-user, In diabetes honey is not advised as it only sucrose like cane sugar. But a small quantity just about a few ml may be taken. It has no great advantages. Thanks.
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