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Dr. G.S.Vijayalakshmi

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. G.S.Vijayalakshmi Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. G.S.Vijayalakshmi is one of the best Endocrinologists in Velachery, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Bloom Health Care in Velachery, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. G.S.Vijayalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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I am 50 year old man. I suffer from diabetes and acidity. Recently I was diagnosed with increased uric acid. What should my diet be considering all problems?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 50 year old man. I suffer from diabetes and acidity.
Recently I was diagnosed with increased uric acid.
What sho...
Hello, before considering a proper diet, it is essential to start appropriate drug treatment particularly for diabetes mellitus and bring blood sugar level under control. Good conrol means having fasting around 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<7. Along with this diet and exercise are also equally important. A person with diabetes should - avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and high fat milk products. Similarly to control uric acid - avoid fish like sardines, salmon, scallops, trout, herring, mushrooms, mussels, organ meat, meat in general, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat cheese and alcohol. Can take milk products with low fat, skinned chicken green leafy vegetables, fruits etc. To control blood sugar diet should be providing exact calories based on ideal body weight, blood sugar levels and extent of daily exercise. For acidity to be reduced frequent small meals are necessary so in diabetes. Refrain frrom spicy foods and too much of tea and coffee.
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I am a 32 years old married man. I had an aortic valve replacement surgery in 2012. I am taking acitrom (anticoagulant) 3 mg and amtas m 50 for blood pressure. From few days I urinate very frequently. Most of the time I feel like to urinate. After urinate, I feel that my bladder is not empty. Daily I walk around 5kms or cycling around 10 kms. I checked my sugar level that is 120 on fasting and 150 after breakfast. I have also done lipid profile test, all the things are normal. Please advice

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 32 years old married man. I had an aortic valve replacement surgery in 2012. I am taking acitrom (anticoagulan...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is good to know you exercise regularly to keep fit. However, your blood sugar levels both show impaired glucose tolerance (igt), which also means you are prediabetic. Usually at 150 mg pp level, urine will not have any sugar. Soplease take care and do not allow the sugar levels to go up. Your bmi is 26.71 kg/m2 (normal <23 kg/m2), so there is need for weight reduction. Also get a routine examination done to check if there is any infection. Uti can cause increased frequency and feeling or retention. If there is infection get it treated.
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I underwent the test glucose tolerance test oral (75 gms glucose) and the scale read 134 on fast and 212, 2 hrs after taking 75 gms glucose. Then laft intake of sugar rice potato completely. Again underwent the same test after 6 days then the scale read 119 and 146 respectively. Is taking medicine is necessary or can wait. Suggest.

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
I underwent the test glucose tolerance test oral (75 gms glucose) and the scale read 134 on fast and 212, 2 hrs after...
Definitely. You can wait to start th allopathic medicines. Just by th diet, exercise n nutrition you can get th desired diabetic control. Instead you can start some ayurvedic medicines containing th very effective herbs like vijaysar, gudmar, karela, neem, jamun, ashavgandha etc.
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Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
The basil leaves have anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic and anti-fungal qualities which helps in the prevention and cure of some of the biggest health problems such as cancer and diabetes.

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Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Almost every man and woman craves to have a child they can call their own. This makes an inability to procreate one of the most dreaded situations. Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive a child within 12 months of biologically appropriately timed intercourse. Infertility exacts a huge psychological toll on the person.

Infertility often triggers depression in a person. This may be acute and result from specific events such as the holidays, family celebrations of the news of a someone else having conceived a child or could be cyclic and coincide with phases of their fertility cycle. This depression could lead to problems at work and communication with the spouse.

Infertility can also make a person feel helpless and affect their self esteem. Infertility accompanied by depression can trigger the feeling of having lost control over one’s life and can make people withdraw into themselves.

An infertile person may also often feel guilty and make them blame themselves and their prior actions for the condition. This leads them to question their worthiness of being a good spouse and potential parent. A woman who has suffered from an STD earlier or has undergone an abortion earlier can become obsessed with blaming herself for being infertile. 

This affects their daily lives and ability to work. An infertile person may also feel guilty for having robbed their partner of the chance to become a parent. This can put a strain on their relationship and in many cases lead to a broken marriage.

When they find themselves unable to conceive a child, a couple may try to time their intercourse with ovulation tools, such as an ovulation thermometer etc. and may try different positions, some of which may be fairly uncomfortable. They may also end up having intercourse more often than desired. In order to prevent sperm from leaking out of the vagina, a woman may also find herself lying in an awkward supine position after intercourse. A combination of all these factors makes the act a chore and with time can lead to a loss of libido.

Infertility can also trigger anger against life for having been treated unfairly or towards other parents. This may also be displaced towards their family and friends leading to situations where they feel ostracized and unsupported.

When dealing with infertility, it is important to understand that neither partner is to blame. Infertility is a physiological condition and can be treated in most cases. It is important for both partners to support each other during this process and if need be consult a counselor.

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I am male 54 years of age, weight 61 kg/height-5'8" My fasting blood sugar level varies between 145-220 since last 2 years. I am not taking any medicine except patanjali Madhunashini 2 tabs twice a day. I am not feeling any specific problem like frequent urinating, weight gain etc. My father was also a diabetic patient. My diet is normal and I am non-veg. My physical activity is very less. I walk approx. 2-3 km few times a week Please advice some medicine and diet plan so that I could control my sugar level. Thanking You.

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 am male 54 years of age, weight 61 kg/height-5'8" My fasting blood sugar level varies between 145-220 since last 2 ...
The benefits of regular physical activity are: Lower blood glucose levels Better response to insulin Strengthened heart activity Improved blood circulation Lowered cholesterol Improved physical fitness Feeling better People of all ages should include a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity on most, if not all, days of the week. A regimen of physical activity must be planned judiciously when diabetes complications are present. How to get started Look for an activity that you enjoy. Make sure it's right for your current level of fitness. Walking may be a good way to get started. It is convenient and low in cost. All you need to get started are cotton socks and a pair of supportive shoes that fit well. What will a complete exercise plan look like Flexibility - stretch before you exercise. Resistance Training - this includes lifting light weights to build calorie-burning muscle mass. Aerobic activity - walking, dancing, swimming or biking to burn calories and reduce heart risk. How to keep going Make walking or your other exercise activities part of your daily routine. Finding someone to walk or exercise with can help make your workout more enjoyable. When exercise is enjoyable and social, it is its own reward. This may help you stay motivated. Know that everyone's exercise plans lapse occasionally. Instead of being discouraged, use this time as an opportunity of review your goals. Try to recommit as soon as possible to an enjoyable and healthy level of activity. Calories Burned During Common Activies Activity Cal/Min Cal/Hr Housecleaning, Child care, Bowling, Walking {<3 mph} 3-4 180-240 Walking {4mph}, Golf {pulling cart}, Cycling {6mph}, dancing {general}, Table Tennis 4-5 240-300 Cycling {8mph}, Tennis {doulbes}, Golf {carring clubs}, Aerobics {lowimpact}, Badminton {general}, Gardening 5-6 300-360 Cycling {10mph}, Dancing {fast}, Swimming {light}, Basketball {general} 6-7 360-420 Cycling {11mph}, Water Skiing, Tennis {singles}, Basketball {general} 7-8 420-480 Jogging {5mph}, Cycling {12mph}, Aerobics {high impact}, Football {general}, Walking {upstairs}, Swimming {moderate} 8-10 480-600 Running {5 1/2mph}, Cycling {13mph}, Rope jumping 10-11 600-660 Running {6mph}, Karate, Judo, Swimming {vigorous} 11 or more 660 or more Remember to check with your healthcare team before beginning an exercise routine, {1 mile=1.60934 km} Staying safe Check with your doctor before beginning to exercise. Start slowly. Five or ten minutes a day is a good beginning if you have been very inactive. Wear comfortable, supportive shoes and cotton socks. Check your feet after exercise for any signs of poor fit or injury. Carry a diabetes identification card. Check your blood sugar before and after exercise. This is especially important for anyone who takes insulin, a sulfonylurea or a meglitinide. These medicines may create risk for low blood sugar. Carry something to eat that contains glucose. Use it to prevent or treat low blood sugar if needed. Stretch and warm up at the beginning of your activity. This helps prevent injuries. Drink more liquids that contain no calories, like water, when exercising. If you have leg or chest pains during exercise, stop exercising and call your doctor. Avoid exercising if your fasting blood sugar is above 300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L) or under 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L).
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I have question for sugar patients. What are the foods they need to take. Per day how long they need to walk.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have question for sugar patients. What are the foods they need to take. Per day how long they need to walk.
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori. They should walk for at least 30 minutes per day.
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Hi doctor I am 40 year old and I have diabetes from last 2 years. My sugar lavel becoming change up and down. Initially this was 370. And now 130 to 200. And as per my doctor my medicine is gimmer fort 3ds. But my other diagnosis are normal like cholesterol etc. Please advise how I can make my sugar level control.

PG Diploma in YOGA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Please take a herbal medicine nutridiabe - 1 tablet a day. Check your bloodsugar weekly basis to adjust dosage. Nutridiabe is totally herbal medicine and very good for diabetics. Nutridiabe is totally herbal medicine and safe. For detailed discussion/suggestions about your blood sugar control, please send details privately. Thanks.
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I have diabetes from past 4 years with type 1 but my sugar level sometimes increased and sometimes decrease and I want to know that whict type of food helps me to control my blood sugar?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need to titrate insulin dosage according to your diet. Kindly consult privately for detailed explanation.
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I am having higher percentage of uric acid. What diet I should take and what exercises should I do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Rohan, For reducing uric acid levels following precautions need to be taken: 1) Avoid eating organ meats (liver, kidney etc), red meat, 2) Certain fishes like sardines, herring, trout, scallops, salmon,mussels, mushrooms, 3) Sweet breads, corn syrup, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat cheese, 4) Consume fresh green leafy vegetables, fruits, low fat dairy products, eggs Any exercise that suits is good enough. Butat least 1 h a day.
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How to control diabities without tablets?

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How to control diabities without tablets?
Hello with diet, it at all you have, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega-3 in your diet you can completely get rid of diabetes, but its not possible get all in diet, you better go with natural food supplements. Also do exercise regularly for 10mins at least.
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I am 48 years old. I am taking Istamet (50/500) tab twice daily since last 3 years for my sugar problem. Is this medicine safe and perfect? I want to be assured.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 48 years old. I am taking Istamet (50/500) tab twice daily since last 3 years for my sugar problem. Is this medi...
Mr p k mishra, istamet is a good combination in treating t2 diabetes, provided it is bringing your sugar levels to desired values. The combination is as safe as any other oral anti diabetic drug. And about being perfect, well there is no drug which is perfect except probably insulin injections. If your disease is well controlled and hba1c % is around 6.5% then you should continue the same. Along with this exercise and restricted diet are equally important and not to be over looked.
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I am growing fat. I am suffering from thyroid. I am taking medicine from past one year but still I could not control my weight. What should I follow to control my weight?

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 am growing fat. I am suffering from thyroid. I am taking medicine from past one year but still I could not control ...
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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Being diabetic type 2 have sweets daily. Alternatively, what should be frequency of sweets one should have in a week.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Being diabetic type 2 have sweets daily. Alternatively, what should be frequency of sweets one should have in a week.
Sweets should be avoided. Better you take fruits insteak. Occasional in small quantity permissible if sugar is well controled.
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1. I am 49 2. I have diabetese mellitus type-ii 3. My bp remains 155/95 range 4. I take medicine for bp and diabetese 5. My ecg shows lad. 6. Tmt and echo tets are normal. 7. Shall I go for any further check up in relation with ecg abnormalities. What shall I do ?

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General Physician,
1. I am 49
2. I have diabetese mellitus type-ii
3. My bp remains 155/95 range
4. I take medicine for bp and diabetese...
No need for any test now as emergency.Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be n constant touch for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch. www.lybrate.com/drsajeev
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I am diabetic since 10 years and taking human mixtard. morning 30 units and night 13 units. Can I leave this and go for ayurvedic. please suggest some medicine. .and if any advance treatment. .aqq.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am diabetic since 10 years and taking human mixtard. morning 30 units and night 13 units. Can I leave this and go f...
Hi If you are on insulin from a very long period it is not advisable to suddenly stop it. This can shoot your blood sugars. You can be slowly taken off insulin with addition of oral diabetic medications if you are a type 2 diabetic. I need further information as in your exercise pattern, diet, latest blood tests, HbA1C report to decide on the oral medications.
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Which is best diet for a person who is having a thyroid and trying to loose weight?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Healthy diet and exercise is the key for weight loss. Frequent small meals. Avoid oily fried food and drinks.
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I had recently tested my thyroid profile. The results for TSH 3RD GENERATION was found to be 4.640 nIU/ml which is outside the safe range of 0.27-4.20. The T3 and T4 results are within the range. How risky is it for me?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Tsh outside the range indicates hypothyroidism. But its not very advanced hypothyroidism because the tsh is still within 10 and since t3/t4 are within normal range - your hypothyroidism is subclinical - which means that you are still safe. However to decide whether you should be started or not - on thyroid medications- it is recommended that you undergo anti tpo antibody test - if it comes out to be high then you have to definitely take medicine.
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Am 62 years old. My sugar level is around 120-140 in the evening. Would like to know if this level make me tired. If tired what is the immediate remedy. Last month my average three month is 5-6. Pls advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am 62 years old. My sugar level is around 120-140 in the evening. Would like to know if this level make me tired. If ...
Hello, your sugar level is normal in the evening so don't worry about it. You may be tired because of general weakness. So improve your diet and take general health tonic alfalfa with ginseng, 2 tsp twice daily for 1 month. Thanks.
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How to know my body suffering in diabetes? Please tell me any simple and free methods to know diabetes.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to know my body suffering in diabetes? Please tell me any simple and free methods to know diabetes.
If there is a non healing wound or if there is increased urination or if there is increased appetite than you can suspect that you have diabetes.
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