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Dr. I Ranjit Unnikrishnan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. I Ranjit Unnikrishnan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. I Ranjit Unnikrishnan is a trusted Endocrinologist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. He is currently associated with Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. I Ranjit Unnikrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 28 years old i am suffering from diabetes since from five years. People are telling that for diabetic sex is a question. Is it true but now I think i am ok in sex. But in future there will be any problem. If it true what I must do for avoding that?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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You can have sex, no problem, if your diabetes is not properly controlled you will have lot of problems along with sexual problems. 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. 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.

I am a known diabetic for the past20 years the recent result of hba1 is more than 9 I have burning foot and can' t walk without amcr chappal joe to get permanent relief?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician
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Your hba1c levels should ideally be less than 7 but since you have diabetes for 20 yrs even bringing it down to 8 would also be of help. You should be started on sulfonylureas like glimepiride. Diabetic neuropathy is difficult to treat if pregabalin is not effective then you may ask your physician to swith to either gabpentin or amytritiline. But do remember that it may take more than 4 to 6 weeks to start showing its effect.

I am taking allopathy treatment for diabetics. When I approached homeopathy doctor who is a friend of mine for diabetic treatment he advised me to go for allopathic treatment. I just want to know if there is any effective treatment in homeopathy for diabetics .

MBBS
General Physician
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I am taking allopathy treatment for diabetics. When I approached homeopathy doctor who is a friend of mine for diabet...
You are already under treatment on allopathic medicine which you must be taking regularly to have control of diabetes by diet and exercises and maintaining bodywt. Now you want to try out the homeopathic treatment there is no harm to have both the treatment but all of a sudden you should not leave the treatment you are having and without consulting the treating physician.

My uncle who is of age 58 has high uric acid due to which there has been a gout on his ankle. What should he eat to control uric acid level and what should he avoid? My uncle is vegetarian.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. Drinking water at intervals keeps your body hydrated so that uric acid crystals do not form at all. A healthy intake of water can help flush excess uric acid out of the body. Increase your consumption of antioxidant-rich foods like cherries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes and pineapples. They prevent inflammation of the joints and help in the excretion of uric acid. Try apple cider vinegar. Not only is it known to lower uric acid levels, but it also helps to reduce arthritic pain, even when used as a topical application. Stay away from foods that can cause gout or trigger inflammation. These include beans, mushrooms, meat and fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and crab. Although patients with gout are advised to limit alcohol intake, the best option would be to eliminate it completely. Alcohol not only increases the risk of gout it also increases the severity of symptoms.

Hello doctor I am suffering from thyroid I am using medicines every day so is their any chance to avoid this problem for ever.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Hi If you have hypothyroidism, then treatment with thyroxine tablets in appropriate dosage is the only option available, that too for lifetime. There is no other treatment. Thanks.

How to manage diabetes level and blood pressure level by daily food ?

MBBS
General Physician
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How to manage diabetes level and blood pressure level by daily food ?
Hi , when diabetes and hypertension are togather don`t rely only on food. Even though you should take low salt, low carbohydrate, and low fat containing diet. Also avoid spicy and fried food. And control your weight, stop smoking if you are doing. Avoid achar, papad etc. Do regular exercise advised by your physician after doing cardiac work up. Remain stress free and enjoy life.

What is the diet to be taken by a diabetic person ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Depend on your blood suger level. Eat frequently. Rise milk potato avoid drink more water to prevent kidney and all bitter things like giloy haldi neem karela useful.

My wife had thyroid problem (59.05iu/ml) she always has a severe body ache. What should she do and what medicine she should take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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My wife had thyroid problem (59.05iu/ml) she always has a severe body ache. What should she do and what medicine she ...
your tsh level is very high . you can take tab. thyroxine 125mcg before meal in morning daily. where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.

I have got 3 questions please if you can answer me individually. Ist question: Does sugar in fruit like bananas or any other fruit cause weight gain? 2nd question: is banana or any other sweet fruit harmful for diabetic patients? 3rd question: I have a tendency to eat fruits like bananas (6 banana/day)-am I at risk of developing conditions like hyperglycemia (high sugar) or hyperkalemia?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist
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I have got 3 questions please if you can answer me individually.
Ist question: Does sugar in fruit like bananas or an...
May I answer your questions one by one. 1) ALL food stuffs, including fruits contain sugar. If by "weight gain" you mean overweight, YES... theoretically, the sugar in fruits can cause weight gain. 2) All fruits are NOT equal in terms of the quality & quantity of sugars they contain. Therefore, some fruits are OK, while some are not. 3) Bananas, taken as such (whole), in reasonable quantities will NOT cause diabetes (if that is what you mean) or hyperkalemia. But 6 bananas/ day is NOT reasonable for a person who takes other food stuffs too!!!

How do I cure thyroid for my aunt.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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give her more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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,

I have hyperthyroid, what should I eat what avoid? please tell me the full diet chart?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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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.

I am a 2nd stage diabetic patient having average 125 blood sugar, bp 90/140, cholesterol levels 200.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist
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Dear,you need to reduce the cholesterol levels. High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) what is hypercholesterolemia? hypercholesterolemia is a condition in which the level of cholesterol in your blood is high. When you have too much cholesterol, deposits of fat in the blood called plaque form inside blood vessel walls. The blood vessel walls thicken and become narrower (a condition called atherosclerosis). This change in the blood vessels reduces blood flow through the blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease and possibly leading to heart attacks or strokes. Cholesterol is a naturally occurring fatty substance. Your body needs small amounts of cholesterol to make and maintain nerve cells and to produce hormones. Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made by your liver from the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins you eat. You also get cholesterol by eating animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. The two most important components of cholesterol are ldl (low-density lipoprotein) and hdl (high-density lipoprotein). Ldl and hdl carry cholesterol through your blood. Ldls carry a lot of cholesterol, leave behind fatty deposits on your artery walls, and contribute to heart disease. Hdls do the opposite. They clean the artery walls and remove extra cholesterol from the body, thus lowering the risk of heart disease. Ldl is called" bad" cholesterol. (you can think of" l" for" lousy" cholesterol.) hdl is called" good" cholesterol (think of" h" for" healthy" cholesterol). It is good to have low levels of ldl and high levels of hdl. How does high cholesterol occur? the main cause of high cholesterol is eating foods that are high in saturated fat or cholesterol. Other possible causes are? an inherited problem with the way your body processes cholesterol? a disease that raises the cholesterol level (for example, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, liver disease, or hypothyroidism). What are the symptoms? high cholesterol is a silent disease. There are no symptoms until problems have already developed, such as the chest pain of a heart attack or calf pain with walking, caused by narrowed or blocked arteries to the legs. How is it diagnosed? you will have blood tests to check your cholesterol level. These lab tests usually measure your total cholesterol level as well as the levels of low-density lipoprotein (ldl), high-density lipoprotein (hdl), and triglycerides. You may need to fast before your blood test. This means you do not eat or drink anything except water for 12 hours before the test. Your health care provider may give you a physical exam. He or she may ask about your diet and diseases and health problems in your family. How is it treated? the goal of most cholesterol treatment is to decrease the ldl in your blood and to raise the hdl. For every 1% decrease in cholesterol level, your risk of heart disease is reduced 2%. A diet high in fiber and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol can help to lower cholesterol levels. For more information on changes you can make in your diet, see health maintenance: controlling cholesterol. You will need to lose weight if you are overweight. You should also exercise as recommended by your health care provider. If diet and exercise are not enough to reduce your cholesterol level, your health care provider may prescribe drugs. Among the drugs commonly used are cholestyramine, niacin, gemfibrozil, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin. Each medicine has slightly different effects. Sometimes you will need to take more than one medicine to decrease your total cholesterol. Your health care provider will choose the best medicines for you. How can I take care of myself and prevent high cholesterol? in addition to changing your diet, you can help lower your cholesterol by the following? get more exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Ask your health care provider about an exercise prescription. Start slowly to avoid injury. Exercise helps raise hdl levels, improve circulation, decrease body fat, and tone muscles? don't smoke? maintain a normal weight? have your cholesterol levels and weight checked by your health care provider.

What should be avoided when a person is suffering from sugar.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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What should be avoided when a person is suffering from sugar.
5 fruits including mango, chicku, banana, grapes, custord apple. Avoid fruit juices. Avoid jaggery, maida, extra salts and oil ghee, avoid cashew, kismis and dates. Take rice in afternoon avoid at night. Daily 40 min brisk walking recommended. Walk for some time post lunch.

What is hashimoto thyroid? Is it different from thyroid? With hashimoto thyroid one can conceive or not, is it difficult?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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What is hashimoto thyroid? Is it different from thyroid? With hashimoto thyroid one can conceive or not, is it diffic...
Hello, Also called Hashimoto's disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the immune system turns against the body's own tissues. If Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is left untreated, symptoms of an underactive thyroid can worsen and cause fertility problems including: menstrual cycle issues such as menorrhagia (heavy menstruation) or irregular periods, low basal body temperature (BBT), low libido, muscle cramps/tenderness, hair loss, severe PMS, sleep disturbances and weight gain, problems getting pregnant and infertility, miscarriage, preterm birth and even neurodevelopmental issues for your baby.

What is the symptoms of thyroid?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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What is the symptoms of thyroid?
symptoms of hyperthyroidism:---all metabolic activity increases, heart rate goes up, patient may loose weight, early tiredness, sweating, nervousness, mood swings, palpitations & irregular heart beats, trouble sleeping, dry skin, light menstrual periods or skipping them, increased frequency of bowel movements. Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, hair loss, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech.

My mom aged: 48, has thyroid problem, she is now facing swelling on her face, headache and severe right ear pain. What should be done?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Is she on some thyroid medication? hypothyroidism pt have this kind of problem. Swelling over face, legs, lethargy etc. Get her latest thyroid profile done and review with report.

Hi I have infertility problem. I have low motility. Is there any medication to improve my motility.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath
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Hi
I have infertility problem. I have low motility. Is there any medication to improve my motility.
Hello, lybrate user, * you need to consume vit' a, b, c, e. * zinc, omega3, fatty acid, anti- oxidants, protein, amino acid, folic acid, testosterone to improve blood flow to reproductive organ. * tk, apples, carrots, bananas, almonds, walnuts, oyster, eggs, spinach garlic, pumpkin- seeds, flex seeds. Black chocolates. * go for meditation for. 30 mnts to reduce your stress, anxiety, nourish cells, tissues, penile, pelvic and groin muscle to improve erectile dysfunction & premature ejaculation, resulting which enhancement of sperm count b ensured. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb nutritions, vitamins, protein, minerals to provide energy to d body. * your diet b easily digestible, simple, non- irritant, on time to b digested properly, avoiding gastric disorder. * medication: homoeo medicines: gentle & rapid to act with no adverse effect @ acid phos1000-6, wkly. @ five phos 6x-4, tbs, with lukewarm water. @ damiana q 10 drops, thrice, with little water. * avoidance: frequent masturbation, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, polluted atmosphere, dust, smoke, scorching sun. * please, report fortnightly, your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Stay fit and fine.

Hi every one. I am 22 years old , i consult a doctor to confirm my pregnancy but she say that i have a thyroid problem so that its effects to have pregnancy . How can i escape from this thyroid which is the best way to solve this thyroid problem plz kindly give me a best suggestion

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist
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Treatment is very simple - one tablet every morning on empty stomach. Dose depends on your TSH and T4 reports.
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