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Endocrinologist, Chennai

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I am hypothyroidism and take thyronorm 25 mg how long shall I need to take medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am hypothyroidism and take thyronorm 25 mg how long shall I need to take medicine.
Swethaji, Hypothyroidism is to be treated for life time. There is no question of stopping the treatment It has to be continued for life time.Plus you have to avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, fruits. Use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Exercise regularly to avoid weight increase.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Diabetes control is governed by following the right diabetic diet. What to eat and what not to eat is important for diabetes control and diabetes cure or diabetes reversal. 

Even if you are pre-diabetic or borderline diabetic, or diabetes is part of your family, it is important to follow a diabetic diet to prevent diabetes.

"A diabetes diet should be high on fibre, must contain milk without cream, buttermilk, fresh seasonal fruits, green vegetables, etc" But remember to consume these components in moderation.

Diabetes diet for Indians should have the ratio of 60:20:20 for carbs, fats and proteins. "Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively" a diabetes diet should "have at least two seasonal fruits and three vegetables in a diet plan"

Though dry fruits may seem like a healthy snack, it is not a good option for diabetics, as the fructose can spike your sugar level. Go for fresh fruits rather than dry fruits for diabetes control (but there are some restrictions. We'll come to it). But you can still opt for nuts as a healthy snack.

recipe for diabetes diet for Indians:

- One teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes.
- Drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach.
- Intake of 6 almonds (soaked overnight) is also helpful in keeping a check on diabetes.

Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fibre foods should be included in the meals. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles, it should always be accompanied with vegetable/sprouts.

Milk is the right combination of carbohydrates and proteins and helps control blood sugar levels. Two servings of milk in a daily diet is a good option.
Diabetes Control: Diabetic Diet Tips

High fibre vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should be included in one's diet. Also, pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option and should be part of the diet.

Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods. Vegetables rich in fibre help lowering down the blood sugar levels and thus are healthy.

Good fats such as Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free.

Fruits high in fibre such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others.

Small frequent meals:

A large meal gives rise to higher blood sugar in one's body, therefore it is essential to take small frequent meals to prevent both higher and very low blood sugar values and keep them constant. Small in between snacks can be dhokla, fruit, high fibre cookies, butter milk, yogurt, upma/poha with vegetables etc.

A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals; and avoid fatty foods and sweets. He/she should also take frequent small meals (5 meals pattern).

What not to do:
Artificial sweeteners can be used in cakes and sweets for diabetic people (in moderation).
Have lots of fluid.
Limit intake of alcohol.

Should you have non-veg?

In non-vegetarian diet, seafood and chicken can be taken rather than red meat as red meat contains higher amount of saturated fats. Also, patients with high cholesterol should avoid egg yolk and red meat.

The diabetes diet for Indians includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As always, a balanced and planned diet can build and improve personal health. A controlled diabetes diet may seem like a drag and bore, but a good cook can add life to a diet.

Dr surbhi agrawal
consultant diabetologist
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I have uneven skin tone and hyper pigmentation on my face, arms and neck. I have hypothyroid as well. Now I have started observing facial hair on my face. Please help. I am just 23 years old and my face looks so dull.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I have uneven skin tone and hyper pigmentation on my face, arms and neck. I have hypothyroid as well. Now I have star...
Facial hair in females is due to hormonal disturbances. Go for hormonal profile and also rule out pcod through ultrasound abdomen. Revert back with reports.
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Sir I am under weight and suffering from hyperthyroidism. TSH-7.80 What should I do?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
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I am under weight and suffering from hyperthyroidism. TSH-7.80
What should I do?
Hi, for increasing body weight, start eating more chapatis and rice with ghee or butter. Take creamed milk upto 400 ml daily. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, take pulses and pulses products. You can eat homemade fried foods but avoid eating from the market. If you eat non-veg then eat 2 to 3 pcs. Of egg or fish thrice a week. Also take 4 to 6 pcs. Of almonds or cashew nuts or some raisins. Must take exercise daily as it helps in better absorption of food and also increases your satiety.
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65 years having high sugar. Effected part Kidney (creatinine 5.4).body is blowing. Need to consult immediately.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
65 years having high sugar. Effected part Kidney (creatinine 5.4).body is blowing. Need to consult immediately.
Hi You need strict control of your diabetes and blood pressure. Need to do serum electrolytes. Watch on your liquid intake And consult a nephrologist.
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My wife (43yers) have sugar of 200 pp. Her right hand elbo has terrible pain. Is it because of sugar?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife (43yers) have sugar of 200 pp. Her right hand elbo has terrible pain. Is it because of sugar?
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is difficult to say whether the being experienced by her is due to diabetes. One needs to look at various causes, plus location, intensity of pain, nature and what affect it has on her movement, grip and strength etc. High sugar can can cause various kinds of problems. But 200 mg after food is high but need not be the cause for that kind of a pain.
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I am 37 year old diabetic patient till last seven years, what should I do to control it?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
I am 37 year old diabetic patient till last seven years, what should I do to control it?
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food consult with report s.
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I am surat kamila 28 years old. My blood sugar is fasting 85 and after meal 189. Pls suggest me how to control it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I am surat kamila 28 years old. My blood sugar is fasting 85 and after meal 189. Pls suggest me how to control it.
There is no need to worry much. However you should do regular exercise, eat adequate amount of salads before meal and start doing regular meditation, it will improve your health condition a lot.

Sir, I am 53 years old and suffering from diabetties type ii since 2005 now I am taking metform 500 mg in three times. Please advise me for further medicine and diet ?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Sir, I am 53 years old and suffering from diabetties type ii since 2005 now I am taking metform 500 mg in three times...
Diabetes treatment goals fasting blood sugar- between 70 and 130 mg/dl post prandial blood sugar- less than 180 mg/dl hba1c? less than 7 diabetes is a systemic disease that affects almost all organs of the body. It is usually of two types type 1 is when there is no insulin in the body and the only treatment is insulin. Type 2 is usually due to resistance to the action of insulin and there are many treatment options. Besides treatment, equally important are diet and exercise. Treatment option would depend on the type of diabetes, a newly diagnosed diabetic person has to undergo tests like fasting blood sugar level hba1c levels full blood count liver function test kidney function test ecg lipid profile urine test, and few others to determine whether any complications are there or not and to identify any contraindications to any of the medications. Please get back with the above said results and your age pulse bp and weight for a proper treatment regimen.
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What is the treatment for thyroid and what is the period to take medicine and risk for take long time medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the treatment for thyroid and what is the period to take medicine and risk for take long time medicine.
Mr Umesh, By mentioning thyroid, are you referring to hypothyroidism? If so then treatment is taking Thyroxine tablets (hormone replacement). This has to continue for life time. Because thyroxine is required for development and functioning of brain, plus an essential part of various vital metabolic activities. Hence it has to be made available daily. Since it is an essential hormone there are no side effects when taken in correct dosage.
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My husband is suffering from thyroid. My married get 8 months. Aise m conceive Krna shi h kya.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My husband is suffering from thyroid. My married get 8 months. Aise m conceive Krna shi h kya.
Untreated thyroid disorders in men can affect his fertility but if you conceive that is not going to affect your pregnancy.
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Hello doctor, my age is 34 years and I have type 2 diabetes since 2years. I regularly take medicine and do needful precaution also. I regularly drink in evening since 5years in moderation. I want to know, is this habit is ok or I should stop drinking.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although consuming alcohol is dangerous habit for diabetics but if your health allows nd your sugar levels r normal nd you consume strict 30-40 ml per day then itss ok, otherwise it can prove fatal at any level of your life.
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I have a thyroid problem from 13 years I am using thyronorm 100 mg tablets. If I decrease the dose then my thyroid level is increasing. Now I am married I want to know that in pregnancy I will face any problem and also I want to know that I can eat everything or else some of the food items I should not prefer.

DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
If you keep your TSH level in the normal range in pregnancy, there will not be any problems. But, otherwise it can cause complication to the pregnancy or the fetus. Try to avoid raw food items like (cauliflower, cabbage). You can eat them in cooked form.
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I got health issues like I have excess of weight and I want to get rid of it. I am alsi having diabetes and my diabetes is also more that normal level. Help me in controlling. What is the normal range of diabetes?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I got health issues like I have excess of weight and I want to get rid of it. I am alsi having diabetes and my diabet...
Please change your life style means increase consumption of salad before each meal and fruits 1 hour before meal. Brisk walking 30 min/day also take proper anti diabetic treatment
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Hi, I am a 37 year old and My Thyroid levels have increased from 5 to 6.84. I am having irregular periods and having sleep disorders. Please let me know what to do.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Hi, I am a 37 year old and My Thyroid levels have increased from 5 to 6.84. I am having irregular periods and having ...
You have increased thyroid levels and sleep disorders. I advise you to tell me your eating habits and any medication already taking, for better treatment.
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2 months ago my uric acid level was 7.1. Bt now its in normal level. Recently I join a gym and try to make a muscular body. Should I take supplements for this?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
2 months ago my uric acid level was 7.1. Bt now its in normal level. Recently I join a gym and try to make a muscular...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using figs and raisins: 1. Take 6 dried figs 2. Take 30 g raisins 3. Soak both in water overnight 4. Eat in 2 doses through the next day This is very helpful for you.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can diabetes be prevented?
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Adhering to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products may protect from developing type 2 diabetes. The diet emphasizes olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, legumes and fish, and deemphasizes meat and dairy products. It is a healthy eating plan that seems to help in the prevention of heart disease.

In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers tracked the diets of 13,380 Spanish university graduates with no history of diabetes. Participants filled out a 136–item food questionnaire, which measured their entire diet (including their intake of fats), their cooking methods and their use of dietary supplements. During an average of 4.4 years of follow–up, the team found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, those who stuck very closely to the diet reduced their risk by 83 percent.

Moreover, the people who tended to stick closest to the diet were those with factors that put them at the highest risk for developing diabetes, such as being older, having a family history of diabetes and being an ex–smoker. These people were expected to have a higher rate of diabetes, but when they adhered to the Mediterranean diet this was not the case.

Type 2 diabetes is typically brought on by poor eating habits, too much weight and too little exercise.

One key factor that might be responsible for the protective effect of the Mediterranean diet is its emphasis on olive oil for cooking, frying, putting on bread and mixing in salad dressings.

Tips to prevent diabetes
Eat less
Omit refined carbohydrates (white sugar, white rice and white maida)
Use olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, legumes and fish, and reduce meat and dairy products.
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Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat after 2 hours?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat aft...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200. If post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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Hi i am 10 year diabetic case the bsl at fasting is normal but post meal remains invariably between 150-200. The insulin hm 30/70 is 34 units at bf and 12 at dinner besides 1 tab of glycomet 1g at lunch.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Reduce the morning dose of insulin to 30 units. Take tab voglinorm 0.3 mg along with food thrice a day. Measure your blood sugar levels with a glucometer before & 2 hours after each major meal (ie, a total of 6 readings). Also try to measure your blood sugar levels when you have symptoms like sweating & uneasiness. We can then decide.
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I have a lot of knee pain. How could I get relief from it .I can't lift heavy things or cannot do many work because of the knee pain and arm pain. How I get relief from thyroid easily at home?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a lot of knee pain. How could I get relief from it .I can't lift heavy things or cannot do many work because o...
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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