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Dr. K. Hariharan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. K. Hariharan Endocrinologist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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Dr. K. Hariharan is one of the best Endocrinologists in Chromepet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. K. Hariharan at KH Nursing Home in Chromepet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K. Hariharan on Lybrate.com.

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Sugar - 5 Reasons to Avoid It

M.Phil biotech and PGD Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
Sugar - 5 Reasons to Avoid It

Simple sugar is also known as monosaccharide, is the basic unit of carbohydrates. The simplest forms of sugar are usually colourless and crystalline and exist in forms of glucose, fructose and galactose. Simple sugar is deemed to be a major concern according to all health nutritionists.

Here are five reasons why you should avoid them:

  1. Sugar is the biggest cause of obesity: Sugar present in all kinds of junk food is considered to be the biggest cause of obesity as fructose easily converts into fat inside your body. Consuming too much sugar can put too much pressure on your liver as it is responsible for converting fructose into fat. Large amounts of sugar are directly converted into fat, thus, putting you at a very high risk of becoming obese.
  2. Increases risks of contracting heart diseases: Consuming too much sugar throughout the day causes a hike in your insulin levels which can further affect your nervous system. An excess of sugar in your blood stream also causes your blood pressure to rise which makes you more likely to get a heart stroke. Thus, to avoid cardiac problems at a young age, you must cut down your sugar intake.
  3. Weakens immune system: Sugar is a major reason for inflammation which affects the central immune system adversely. With an excess intake of sugar, the body becomes less effective in dealing with infection and common cold because phagocytes (white blood cells) cannot do their job properly of engulfing dangerous bacteria. Thus, you should aim at boosting your immune system by cutting down on sugar completely.
  4. Sugar can make you age faster: The sugar content in your body creates molecules known as AGEs (Advanced glycation end products) which attack the fibres in elastin and collagen (the building blocks of the cells on your skin). A study also proved that consuming too much sugar can result in acne as the collagen in your skin weakens. Thus, to maintain youthful looking skin for longer, you should remove sugar from your diet completely.
  5. Sugar can be addictive: Most people who consume too much sugar get addicted to it. According to a study, the addiction to sugar is very similar to addiction to tobacco and drugs. You might start craving sugar and depending on it to change your mood more often than required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I gained 18kgs in past three years I consulted the doctor who advised me to take thyroid test but the result came out that I don't have it I am 19 years old and weigh 70 KGS and my height is 5'6 please suggest me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I gained 18kgs in past three years I consulted the doctor who advised me to take thyroid test but the result came out...
Take phytolacca berry (schwabe) for at least 3 mths increase your physical activity like daily exercise eat light food, avoid fried, high calorie food. Maintain good water intake.
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I ve diabetic retinopathy is their any other medication than laser. Please tell me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I ve diabetic retinopathy is their any other medication than laser. Please tell me.
Lybrate-user, laser is used when there is proliferative retinopathy and bleeding (pre- retinal, or vitreal). Because those newly generated vessels which bleed have to be burned. Once that is done, if needed other treatments also can be used like intra vitreal injections. The treating ophthalmologist is the best judge for treatment choice. It better to follow that, as this is a sight threatening condition. Thanks for the question.
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Does fruit juice increase blood sugar? My father is 70 years old and he is a diabetic patient but he always insist for having a glass of fruit juice daily. Can I give him juice daily?

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Does fruit juice increase blood sugar? My father is 70 years old and he is a diabetic patient but he always insist fo...
The main ingredient of fruit is glucose and fructose. Fructose turns into fat and increase insulin resistance. Fruits juice contains much sugar and it absorb in blood easily and increase sugar level. Instead of this take whole fruits.
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I am 25 years boy one of my sister is having thyroid problem in her neck her age is 28 years and she is facing this problem last 6month so please guide me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 25 years boy one of my sister is having  thyroid  problem in her neck her age is 28 years and she is facing this...
Drink 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,
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I'm having Hypothyroidism reading was 23 & taking Thyronorm 125mcg daily, I've checking in every 3 months now it's coming 2.5 from Last 6 months should I reduce dose ?

PGDHM, PGCDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hello Your thyroid is well controlled as per your details above, there is no need to reduce the dosage, please continue same medication in same dosage and regularly keep an eye by checking its level Thanks Dr J Rangwala
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Treatment of new case of TB requires a 6 months treatment consisting of 4 drugs for 2 months and two drugs for another 4 months. Treatment can be prolonged if needed. Treatment need a consistency and proper dosing of the drugs.

Any type of cough for more than 2 weeks can be TB. Go for sputum testing free at RNTCP labs before your lungs are damaged and you have spread it to your dear ones.
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My grand father is a diabetes patient and he wants to make a operation of his eyes how should he prevent from diabetes.

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
My grand father is a diabetes patient and he wants to make a operation of his eyes how should he prevent from diabetes.
He can go ahead with his eye surgery. The eye surgeon will take adequate measures to prevent complications. From your side, make sure he is taking all diabetes medications on time, controls his diet well, takes up exercise (mostly walking) as advised, so that his sugars and all health parameters are maintained normally.
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I am 29 years old unmarried female, I have hyperthyroidism problem, current level is 45, where the normal level is 0.5-5.0 thus my weight is 53.6, I have leaner physic. My question is, is my weight is alright regarding my age (my height is 5'3? another question is though I'm unmarried now, but whenever I get married, will be there any problem regarding conceive issue?

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
I am 29 years old unmarried  female, I have hyperthyroidism problem, current level is 45, where the normal level is 0...
Actually you are suffering from hypothyroidism. You should be taking thyroid hormone replacement. Your weight seems alright. If your thyroid remains uncontrolled you can have difficulty in conceiving and also higher chances of abortion. Even if you conceive and don't take treatment baby's brain may be affected. So you should be taking medicine regularly.
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I Had Hyper Thyroid more than 10 Years. Now I Lost So Many Teeth. Is the effect of that disease?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I Had Hyper Thyroid more than 10 Years. Now I Lost So Many Teeth. Is the effect of that disease?
Yes, there is absolutely a link between hyperthyroidism and dental health. In fact, there is such a strong link between thyroid problems and dental problems. In these patients, there is elevated risk of gum disease, heart disease, dry mouth (xerostomia), cavities, and dental caries, enlarged / swollen tongue (macroglossia, distorted sense of taste (dysgeusia) etc.
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My mom is suffering from high blood sugar (325mg). We have consulted a Sugar specialist during 5 months, but the blood sugar can't be falling down. Sir, please tell me what am I doing?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mom is suffering from high blood sugar (325mg). We have consulted a Sugar specialist during 5 months, but the bloo...
Mr Somnath, There are a few things you can do : 1) Diet control has to be very strict, total intake has to be regulated so that exact caloric need is met, and no extra food is taken in. 2) Patient has to exercise daily for at least 1 hour, brisk walking is best. 3) Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks, fruit juices(packed), ghee, butter and high fat cheese. 4) She has to consume green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day). 5) Monitor her fasting, PP and at times predinner sugar levels to adjust Insulin dosage. The above routine has to be strictly followed. If you need any specific advice please come in a private conversation with details like fasting and PP levels, HbA1c%, type of insulin taken with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercises. Then I will be able to guide specifically. All the best.
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My husband having diabetes. He is doing walking. Still not in control. What type of diet he will fallow?

Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician, Mumbai
My husband having diabetes. He is doing walking. Still not in control. What type of diet he will fallow?
It should be low carb (less chapatis, rice, bananas), high protein more pulses and eggs) and moderate fat diet.
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Hi I have uric 7. 2 I tak ziloric 100mg 1 morning.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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She is 76 diabetic for 32 years. 3 days back her usual checkup indicated her creatinine 2.2.otherwise so far it was between 1.4 tob 1.8.can you pl suggest her diet.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
She is 76 diabetic for 32 years. 3 days back her usual checkup indicated her creatinine 2.2.otherwise so far it was b...
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. AVOID pulses, non veg except eggs. Avoid fruits except apple and papaya.
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I am suffering from type II Diabetes. Last week my Blood test result shows the following: Cholesterol,Serum-227mg/dl, FBS,Plasma-122mg/dl, PPBS-126mg/dl.Shall I take medicines for Diabetes and Cholesterol?Please inform the dosage also.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Your diabetes is almost under control.You have a high cholestrol. In the presence of diabetes it should be less than 150. Need to increase the dose of cholestrol lowering medicine.
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Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy - What You Need to Know?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy - What You Need to Know?

The thyroid gland within the body plays an important role in regulating your metabolism among many other functions. This is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck and plays an important role within your body. However, a common condition that may afflict it is hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland. It is even more of a problem if you are pregnant as it may affect your baby’s development in the womb. It has also been noticed that pregnancy in itself may cause hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism-

Pregnant women may also exhibit symptoms common to other patients who are suffering from hypothyroidism. These may include:

  1. Fatigue along with lethargy.

  2. Mild to significant weight gain.

  3. Constipation.

  4. Feeling cold with severe chills

The thyroid gland produces the T4 hormone responsible for regulating many mechanisms within the body such as metabolism. With hypothyroidism, the production of this hormone decreases or stops altogether. This is important as disruption in the production of the hormone may disrupt the normal development of your baby.

Effects of Hypothyroidism on your baby-

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can affect your child’s developmental abilities. Many studies in this field have shown that such children tend to have learning difficulties and may even display lower IQ scores during tests. It was noticed that sometimes, hypothyroidism during pregnancy wasn’t diagnosed correctly as the pregnant mother did not show much apparent symptoms. This is also a major issue in the early diagnosis of the problem. Hence, it is absolutely imperative to test for thyroid problems early during pregnancy.

Prevention is the Best Cure-

It is thus very important that mothers be screened properly for thyroid issues even before they are pregnant and while they are pregnant. Some of the medically recommended steps that should be taken are –

  1. Screening before pregnancy as this can help to devise a solution for this condition.

  2. Women with goiter or enlarged thyroid should most certainly be screened.

  3. Women with a family history of hypothyroidism should be screened.

Treatments for Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy-

The doctors may suggest thyroid hormone replacement therapy wherein artificial T4 hormone is introduced into the body. This helps to maintain a constant rate of the thyroid hormone within the body. This can be done even before pregnancy as the developing fetus is completely dependent on the mother for its thyroid hormone until at least 12 weeks when the baby’s body can start producing it on its own. Also, the levels of this hormone should be regularly checked within the body through the TSH or the thyroid stimulating hormone tests to ensure that the levels are at a safe minimum. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My brother is suffering from diabetes and doctor has advised him to avoid mango and in this article you have mentioned that mango resuces insulin level. How sir ?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
If your brother's blood sugar levels are well controlled, there's no harm if he takes one medium sized mango daily. By the way, who told you that mango" reduces" insulin level?
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I'm a diabetic patient, what kind of diet should I maintain and what kind of exercise I should do to keep sugar level down.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm a diabetic patient, what kind of diet should I maintain and what kind of exercise I should do to keep sugar level...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and to eat food with low glycemic index levels
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Can I have carrot and beetroot when I have hypothyroid and taking thyroxine 50 daily? My skin became very dry will it be normal if my TSH level comes to normal?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can I have carrot and beetroot when I have hypothyroid and taking thyroxine 50 daily? My skin became very dry will it...
Ikshaji, hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.
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