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Dr. K. Hariharan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. K. Hariharan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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He having thyroid disease. Is homeopathy better for thyroid. He is been having tablet for 4 years. He really want to stop the tablet.

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He having thyroid disease. Is homeopathy better for thyroid. He is been having tablet for 4 years. He really want to ...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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.

What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

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Mr. Lybrate-user, hashimoto's thyroiditis is ani autoimmune disorder, where our own immune cells produce antibodies against thyroid gland tthyroid peroxidase abs), which destroy the hormone secreting cells. One othe reasons is said to be excess intake of dietary iodine. Other reasons are presence of other autoimmune phenomena and certain infections which may trigger the condition. There is accumulation of lymphocytes in the gland, cell destruction leads to thyroxine deficiency. Thyroid gland may become firm, lobulated and enlarged. Anti tpo ab are detected in the serum. Giving thyroxine replacement is the treatment. Iodine is of no use once hashimoto's thyroiditis develops. This is the major cause of hypothyroidism in usa particularly in women. In some cases no nti bodies may be seen.

Can diabetics go for hair transplant? And wats the exact prognosis along with the cost included?

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Can diabetics go for hair transplant? And wats the exact prognosis along with the cost included?
Diabetics can go for hair transplant and only to be done if sugar is under controlled and it can cost you around 2-4 lakh rupees depending upon the site involved.

PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

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Annual eye, kidney and nerve check up is necessary in all diabetic patients to prevent the complications.
PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

I'm 19 years old suffering from hyperuricemia (9.3) so please help me to overcome from this.

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I'm 19 years old suffering from hyperuricemia (9.3) so please help me to overcome from this.
Hi high levels of uric acid in the blood cause crystals to form and accumulate around a joint. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down a chemical called purine. Purine occurs naturally in your body, but it's also found in certain foods. Uric acid is eliminated from the body in urine. A gout diet may help decrease uric acid levels in the blood. While a gout diet is not a cure, it may lower the risk of recurring painful gout attacks and slow the progression of joint damage. Medication also is needed to manage pain and to lower levels of uric acid. Purpose A little history Gout has been associated for centuries with overindulgence in meats, seafood and alcohol. The condition was, in fact, considered a disease of the wealthiest people — those who could afford such eating habits. And long before the cause of gout was understood, doctors had observed some benefit of a restricted diet on gout management. For many years, treatment for gout focused on eliminating all foods that had moderate to high amounts of purine. The list of foods to avoid was long, which made the diet difficult to follow. Current understanding More recent research on gout has created a clearer picture of the role of diet in disease management. Some foods should be avoided, but not all foods with purines should be eliminated. And some foods should be included in your diet to control uric acid levels. The purpose of a gout diet today is to address all factors related to disease risk and management. Above all, the goals are a healthy weight and healthy eating — a message that applies to lowering the risk of many diseases. Diet details The general principles of a gout diet are essentially the same as recommendations for a balanced, healthy diet: Weight loss. Being overweight increases the risk of developing gout, and losing weight lowers the risk of gout. Research suggests that reducing the number of calories and losing weight — even without a purine-restricted diet — lowers uric acid levels and reduces the number of gout attacks. Losing weight also lessens the overall stress on joints. Complex carbs. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which provide complex carbohydrates. Avoid foods such as white bread, cakes, candy, sugar-sweetened beverages and products with high-fructose corn syrup. Water. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking water. An increase in water consumption has been linked to fewer gout attacks. Aim for eight to 16 glasses of fluids a day with at least half of that as water. A glass is 8 ounces (237 milliliters). Talk to your doctor about appropriate fluid intake goals for you. Fats. Cut back on saturated fats from red meats, fatty poultry and high-fat dairy products. Proteins. Limit daily proteins from lean meat, fish and poultry to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 grams). Add protein to your diet with low-fat or fat-free dairy products, such as low-fat yogurt or skim milk, which are associated with reduced uric acid levels. Recommendations for specific foods or supplements include the following: High-purine vegetables. Studies have shown that vegetables high in purines do not increase the risk of gout or recurring gout attacks. A healthy diet based on lots of fruits and vegetables can include high-purine vegetables, such as asparagus, spinach, peas, cauliflower or mushrooms. You can also eat beans or lentils, which are moderately high in purines but are also a good source of protein. Organ and glandular meats. Avoid meats such as liver, kidney and sweetbreads, which have high purine levels and contribute to high blood levels of uric acid. Selected seafood. Avoid the following types of seafood, which are higher in purines than others: anchovies, herring, sardines, mussels, scallops, trout, haddock, mackerel and tuna. Alcohol. The metabolism of alcohol in your body is thought to increase uric acid production, and alcohol contributes to dehydration. Beer is associated with an increased risk of gout and recurring attacks, as are distilled liquors to some extent. The effect of wine is not as well-understood. If you drink alcohol, talk to your doctor about what is appropriate for you. Vitamin C. Vitamin C may help lower uric acid levels. Talk to your doctor about whether a 500-milligram vitamin C supplement fits into your diet and medication plan. Coffee. Some research suggests that moderate coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of gout, particularly with regular caffeinated coffee. Drinking coffee may not be appropriate for other medical conditions. Talk to your doctor about how much coffee is right for you. Cherries. There is some evidence that eating cherries is associated with a reduced risk of gout attacks. A sample menu Here's a look at what you might eat during a typical day on a gout diet: Breakfast Whole-grain, unsweetened cereal with skim or low-fat milk 1 cup fresh strawberries Coffee Water Lunch Roasted chicken breast slices (2 ounces) on a whole-grain roll with mustard Mixed green salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing Skim or low-fat milk Water Afternoon snack 1 cup fresh cherries Water Dinner Roasted salmon (3-4 ounces) Roasted or steamed green beans 1/2 cup whole-grain pasta with olive oil and lemon pepper Water Low-fat yogurt 1 cup fresh melon Caffeine-free beverage, such as herbal tea Dos and do nots Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #1 High-fibre foods According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, adding foods high in dietary fibre may help lower uric acid levels in your blood. Dietary fibre may help absorb uric acid in your bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from your body through your kidneys. Increase the consumption of dietary soluble fibres such as Isabgol, Oats, Spinach, Broccoli to name few. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #2 Cold-pressed olive oil Use cold-pressed olive oil in cooking instead of shortening, butter or vegetable oils. Oils that have been subjected to heat or processing turn rancid quickly. Rancid fats destroy vitamin E in your body - this vitamin is necessary for controlling uric acid levels. Olive oil helps you avoid the production of excess uric acid, which is associated with the consumption of rancid fats. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #3 Take in a healthy dose of vitamin C To help reduce the amount of uric acid in your system, regularly taking 500 milligrams of vitamin C will decrease your uric acid levels in a month or two. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #4 Avoid bakery products Avoid cakes, pastries, cookies and other sugary delights which are rich in saturated fats and trans fats. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #5 Celery seed extract This is also a popular natural remedy for gout and uric acid problems. The seeds of the celery plant have long been used to treat gout, rheumatism and arthritis. Celery possesses sedative, antioxidant and mild diuretic action and is considered a urinary antiseptic. In rare cases, this herb is also used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety and nervous breakdown. Although the seeds of this plant are often used in herbal supplements, the roots may also be used. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #6 Antioxidant-rich foods Fruits and vegetables such as red bell peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, broccoli and grapes are rich sources of antioxidant vitamins. Antioxidants which are vitamins that prevent free radical molecules from attacking your organ and muscle tissue cells may help lower uric acid levels. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #7 Cherries Cherries contain chemical compounds that may help neutralise uric acid allowing your body to eliminate this acid as waste. Some researchers recommend consuming 30 to 40 cherries every four hours during an attack. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #8 Apple cider vinegar It is believed that raw, apple cider vinegar can help alleviate high uric acid levels by changing the pH values of your blood. But it has to be raw, un-distilled, un-pasteurised apple cider vinegar; the kind you get from your local health food store. Dr. Sharad advices a simple home remedy" Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to a large glass of water and stir thoroughly. Drink a glass between 2 and 3 times every day. You can also use it topically: half a cup added to three cups of hot water and soak the affected area for 30 minutes. Reheat and repeat as necessary. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #9 Saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and alcohol All these affect your triglycerides, a type of fat that can clog your arteries and increase your risk for heart attacks and strokes. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #10 High-fructose corn syrup This is a type of sweetener in soft drinks and other processed foods that can elevate your levels of triglyceride and uric acid - a chemical associated with diabetes, gout, alcoholism, kidney disease and other health problems. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #11 Drink plenty of fluids to help flush uric acid from your body Drink a minimum of 3 and 1/2 liters of water daily. Water is a medium that aids the kidney to'strain' the impurities from your body. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #12 Also avoid high-protein weight-loss diets which can cause you to produce too much uric acid (hyperuricemia). Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #13 Limit meat, poultry and fish - animal proteins are high in purine and this will result in high uric acid levels in the body Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #14 Limit or avoid alcohol Alcohol interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body. Drinking beer in particular has been linked to gout attacks. If you are prone to uric acid attacks, limit alcohol consumption to one drink three times a week. Uric acid: Manage high uric acid with nutrition tip #15 Choose complex carbohydrates Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes and candy. Because foods rich in complex carbohydrates promote feelings of fullness, and prevent overeating and are useful in maintaining a healthy weight. SEE VERY GOOD SENIOR ORTHOPEDICIAN.

My wife (45 years old) is suffering from seorisis in hand (hatheli) and feet (talwa) from 5 years. It decrease and again increase. She is also suffering from thyroid and taking medicine of 75 power.

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My wife (45 years old) is suffering from seorisis in hand (hatheli) and feet (talwa) from 5 years. It decrease and ag...
Mr. lybrate-user, If you are talking about psoriasis, then please understand this condition shows remissions and does reappear. It will not go away. Treatment has to go on. Same is the case with hypothyroidism, it is also to be treated for lifetime. When on treatment TSH should be between 3 to 4 mU/L, to be free from all symptoms. So please look at the TSH levels. Thanks.

I am diabetic but I am having infection in my right toe and its not getting cured what can I do and i am having crack in my legs? please provide solution.

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This seems to be serious and will require lot of care in form of good blood augar control. Appropiate antibiotics and foot care and dressing. I would suggest please consult endocrinologist near you and do take care of toe else this can spread and can lead to lot of problem later.

I am 27 years & faceing the high uric acid problem. Pls advice the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

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For high uric acid take tablet zyloric 100 daily and after a week taper off painkillers and continue zyloric till your uric acid comes in normal range. Avoid non vegetarian food totally. Limit intake of milk and milk products, take small quantities of pulses. Avoid beans. Plantar fascitis takes its own time to heal. Give as much rest to foot as possible. Take painkillers regularly for few days and then only when needed. It can take few months to heal. If there is some problem in knee get it treated as it puts more pressure on foot.

Sir I am having diabetic retinopathy pls advice me is there any ayurvedic medicine available.

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Sir I am having diabetic retinopathy pls advice me is there any ayurvedic medicine available.
Saptamrita lowha 10 gm and amlaki rasayan 100gm mixed together. Take 1tsf from mixture bdac with luke warm water. Use itone eye drop two drops four times daily for three months

My mother is a diabetic since last 8 yr and now she is suffering from breast cancer stage 2 surgery done in january now she take chemo therapy 6 cycle but after 3rd she got lot of complication major or her diabeies are frequantly fluctuate she take insuline also but she didnt take food becoz of side effect of chemotherapy please suggest how to treat her wisely.

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You can consult her surgeon & put a food pipe through mouth or by make way for pipe in throat so she can take liquid or semisolid.

I am suffering from thyroid, which medicine you prefer for me? Please help me.

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I am suffering from thyroid, which medicine you prefer for me? Please help me.
dear sir do tests for thyroid or tell us details of thyroid.then we give advice. 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,

One of my friend tells about kaccha banana peel in glass of water over night & to drink emty stomach in the morning will help in a regular way lowering down or control diabetes. Pls clear the natural way of this therapy. Regards.

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One of my friend tells about kaccha banana peel in glass of water over night & to drink emty stomach in the morning w...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and I don't support the theory but if you want to try than keep a record of sugar levels through a glucometer and we can judge accordingly

My age is 44 years and I am suffering from hypothyroidism and uric acid . In the year 2012 have suffered from TB . Now for last couples of year I am dry skin hands and foot especially when I am in air conditioner. Please suggest?

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My age is 44 years and I am suffering from hypothyroidism and uric acid . In the year 2012 have suffered from TB .
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Please try n meet a Nearby homoeopathic doctor its very important for u to go start treatment as soon as possible,,as there's too much of workup required in ur case n physical examination too.. as u had TB take homoeopathic medicine Hippruic Acid 1M 4pills 3times 3days n when u meet nearby doctor tell that u have taken such medicine as u have past history of Tb.

I am nearly 70 yrs.And diabetic for the last 15 yrs. I get severe tingling pain in all left hand fingers and sole of my right foot 24/7 due to diabetic neautopathy?The suffering is unbearable. Please prescribe strong medicines in allopathy,homeopathy & Ayurveda besides any other procedures to be followed.

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Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. Let me know the Blood report ie Sugar,fasting, PP, HbA1c.

Is diabetes related with alcohol intake even if the person is physically fit and working out regularly in gym?

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Is diabetes related with alcohol intake even if the person is physically fit and working out regularly in gym?
Hello, Alcohol per say, does not precipitate diabetes. But if a person with diabetes indulges in alcohol intake on regular basis in a fair amount daily or on most days of a week, it does have bad effects on glucose control. Alcohol in large quantity damages gastrointestinal mucous lining, affecting absorption of digested food and nutrients. Can cause gastritis, affect appetite, cause malnutrition, damages liver functions, gives empty calories, no energy. Patient may not able to recognise about low glucose episodes (hypoglycemia unawareness). Thanks.

Sir I am suffered from varicocele and which cause the male infertility so what cn I do without surgery.

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Sir I am suffered from varicocele and which cause the male infertility so what cn I do without surgery.
Hello- Vericocele can be administered and can be cured completely with the help of ayurvedic treatment. You can avoid surgery if you want. Consult if interested.

Hello! I am suffering from hairfall, dandruff, and thinning of hair, ACTUALLY may be the reason behind this is hyperthyroidism. I am suffering from hyperthyroidism but now tje reports are normal. Please suggest me some remedies.

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Hello! I am suffering from hairfall, dandruff, and thinning of hair, ACTUALLY may be the reason behind this is hypert...
Fried foods or food items that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats should be avoided as these foods can cause an increase in DHT levels (a by-product that causes hair loss).

I am 34 years old suffering from diabetes type 1. I am suffering from joint pain.

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I am 34 years old suffering from diabetes type 1. I am suffering from joint pain.
If you are a diabetic then it is very important for you to do some regular physical exercise so the tone of your muscles remains good. Well toned muscles will prevent joint pain. This is a common cause, but in diabetics vit d3 deficiency is common, it reflects in form of such aches and pains. Please get your vitamins d3 checked, if it is low, take proper supplements by consulting a near by doctor.

My wife have thyroid she is also diabetes she is 49 year old her weight is 72 her blood sugar fasting 126 please advice some cheap & iffectd Madicine ?

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Cut down food intake by 25%, Go for regular walking at least 1hour/day, Try to reduce weight by 5 kgs in 3 months.

My father having diabetes and suffering from chronic kidney diseases. Creatinine is 2.9 thus he need dialysis.

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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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