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Dr. K.Srinivasan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
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Foods For Hypothyroidism

1. Iodine Rich Foods
Make sure that you consume a diet that is rich in iodine. Some of the most common foods that you can think about that is rich in iodine are:
• Seaweeds and sea foods
• Salt water fish
• Nori rolls
• Sushi
Be certain to use iodized salt while preparing food as it is found to be very effective for hypothyroidism.

2. Bananas
One of the most commonly found fruits are bananas. Try to include bananas in your daily diet as it is a good food for hypothyroidism.
• Take at least two to three bananas a day. Make sure that you eat ripe bananas.
• You can also at times consume a banana milkshake that is prepared with low fat or skimmed milk.

3. Water
One of the best known remedies to treat all kinds of disorders as well as hypothyroidism is pure drinking water.
• Make sure that you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
• Water will help to flush out all toxins in your body.
• It will also prevent you from getting dehydrated so that your body does not store more fat and hence you do not gain excess weight.

4. Eating More Fruits And Vegetables
Try to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. This will help you to stay healthy and is highly recommended to prevent hypothyroidism.
• It would be better for you to choose a complete veg. meal plan full of greens and vegetables one or two days in a week.
• You also need to follow a strict fruit plan diet for a day in a week to fight hypothyroidism.

5. Selenium Rich Foods
Going for foods that are rich in selenium will help in fighting hypothyroidism.
• Make sure to make onions and dairy products as part of your daily diet.
• You also need to occasionally include chicken, salmon, tuna and meat in your daily diet. Try to use one product a day.
• It is important for you to use a lot of garlic in your food preparation.
• Brazil nuts as well as whole unrefined grains also help in fighting hypothyroidism and you need to take them at least once a week.

6. High Fiber Diet
It is important for you to take a high fiber diet so that you do not gain weight that easily and this will help to prevent hypothyroidism.
• Add beans, oatmeal and whole wheat to your daily diet to improve your bowel movement and to reduce the cholesterol levels in your body.
• Make sure that you only consume brown rice and not white rice in any form when you suffer from hypothyroidism.

7. Green Tea
One of the best foods known to treat hypothyroidism is green tea. It has antioxidants and will help in reducing body weight.
• It is ideal for you to include green tea in your daily diet and try to skip other drinks like coffee and black tea.
• It would be ideal for you to consume thee to four cups of hot green tea to increase body metabolism and to burn fat.

8. Tyrosine Rich Foods
One of the best methods to increase the production of thyroid hormones in your body is to consume foods that are rich in tyrosine.
• Fish
• Lentils
• Lean meat
• Soy products
• Almonds
• Bananas
• Avocados

9. Coconut Oil
Take coconut oil cooked food will help in improving the production of thyroid hormone and will help in preventing hypothyroidism.
• Add a tablespoon of coconut oil in your diet every day.
• It helps in increasing metabolism and is also an emery booster.
• Make sure that you consume it in moderation depending on your age and lifestyle and structure of your body.

10. Vitamin A, Zinc And Copper Foods

It is ideal for you to consume Vitamin A, zinc and copper rich foods in order to increase the production of thyroid hormones in your body.

Vitamin A Rich Foods
• Yellow vegetables
• Carrots
• Dark vegetables
• Eggs

Zinc And Copper Foods

• Lean Beef
• Dried beans
• Spinach
• Seeds and nuts
• Yeast
• Legumes
• Oatmeal
• Raisins
• Organ meats that are range free.

I am urinating frequently day and night. Urine color normal. I usually drink 3-4liters of water daily. I do physical workout 3 days a week. I have diabetes. Please advise.

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I am urinating frequently day and night. Urine color normal. I usually drink 3-4liters of water daily. I do physical ...
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. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. Avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.

I am 38years old male suffering from high cholesterol and uric acid stone diagnosed last yr. Can I go for body building and take muscle supplement now.

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I am 38years old male suffering from high cholesterol and uric acid stone diagnosed last yr. Can I go for body buildi...
Apart from low fat, low sugar diet, excercise is good for reducing cholestrol levels. But taking muscle suppliments are not advisable, you should consult dietician for appropiate diet for you, keeping high uric acid and cholestrol in mind. Drink plenty of water.

What's the symptoms of types 1 sugar..

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What's  the symptoms of types  1 sugar..
classical t1 dm is usually seen in younger age around teens. Patient is thin, loosing weight, not having energy to attend to any work, unable to concentrate. May also have excess urination, excess hunger and thirst.

Hi Diabetes in Morning 134 Morning After breakfast 324 after noon Lunc 269 in night after dinner 238 medicine taking Insulin 32 Point, Galvas Mat 50/1000 Voglitor 0. 3 & Redical HR 60 ( exect no name) can you suggest me for control Diabities

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Yes Hemant it is very easy to control with the AYURVEDIC Medicine. So you can contact personally to me along with blood reports ie with blood for sugar (F),(PP), & HbA1C.

I am 43 years old male. My both ankles are in swelling condition for the past one month. My job is office job. I am feeling very tired for the last 2 months. So far no sugar and no pb. Mild pain in ankles . Kindly advise Thanking you in anticipation Gopal.

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I am 43 years old male. My both ankles are in swelling condition for the past one month. My job is office job. I am f...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 15 thoroughly washed basil leaves 2. Place it on a sieve and extract its juice 3. Add 1 tsp of honey to this juice 4. Mix well 5. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Stress • Faulty diet or malnutrition • Loss of blood due to any injury or during the menstruation cycle • Slow bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or bladder it will surely help you.

Hello Doctor, I am 29 years old, I am a diabetic since 3 years I have taken medicine now I controlled my sugar level I have sexual problem it means I joined with my wife with in two minutes I released my. But no enjoyment what can I do?

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Hello Doctor, I am 29 years old, I am a diabetic since 3 years I have taken medicine now I controlled my sugar level ...
Dear lybrate-user, your sexual problem is not due to diabetes. It's premature ejeculation and need to be corrected by practicing kegel's exercise, start and stop techniques which you can learn more from google search. Regards.

Actually because of hypothyroidism my menstruation has been stopped and doctors says that I am having pof kindly help me to do as I m wanting a baby. Can it is possible ?

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Actually because of hypothyroidism my menstruation has been stopped and doctors says that I am having pof kindly help...
IF ALL REPORTS OF YOUR NORMALS THEN YOU CAN CONCEIVE. IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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 can help,

How many types of diabetes in our body what is the medicine for diabetes patient.

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How many types of diabetes in our body what is the medicine for diabetes patient.
Mr. Lybrate-user, commonly seen diabetes are of two types: t1 dm due to total absence of insulin, where the treatment is only insulin injection for lifetime. T2 dm where there is lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. This is the most prevalent form this can be treated by oraldrugs and or insulin or both.

Hi I am a diabetic patient taking reclimet 500 from approximate 1 year but now I find that drug is not controlling sugar properly.

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U can increase dose of reclimet[80+500] twice a day. Do more exercise. Follow diet plan. Get your average bl-sugar/hba1c done.

Sir, my father is suffering from diabetes from last 3 years he is taking medicine's although it is in control as he takes medicine's daily he doesn't take sugar or sweets. How can he get rid of diabetes?

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Sir, my father is suffering from diabetes from last 3 years he is taking medicine's although it is in control as he t...
Hi lybrate-user once a patient is diagnosed to be having diabetes then he need to control the sugar levels by proper diet and life style management we need to ensure that the patient is not going to diabetes complications take tablets on time and do regular exercise/walking wish you good health

My mother is 51 and she is suffering from many health problems like obesity, thyroid, high BP and high sugar. Though sugar is normal but hypothyroid is not in control. She takes her medicines regularly. But she gets tired, sometimes get depressed. She is taking many medicines. How can she overcome her problems? Also she takes lots of tensions of others. Please guide me.

Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery ( International), FNB - Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Surgery
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My mother is 51 and she is suffering from many health problems like obesity, thyroid, high BP and high sugar. Though ...
Hi Many of her problems are related with obesity and she is likely to get cured from them with Bariatric / Metabolic Surgery.

Male 50, History of Diabetes since 10 years. Taking metformin 500 mg. Can anybody suggest ayurvedic medicines. Thank you.

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Male 50, History of Diabetes since 10 years. Taking metformin 500 mg. Can anybody suggest ayurvedic medicines.
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Dear, put 2 tsp methiseeds in a glass of water for few hours and take it along with every food. Drink water and seed together along with abf. Lunch dinner.

My father is a patient of diabetes, what should he eat and what should he neglect to keep help the maintain the sugar level.

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My father is a patient of diabetes, what should he eat and what should he neglect to keep help the maintain the sugar...
To help manage your diabetes, your meals need to be: • Regular and spread evenly throughout the day • Lower in fat, particularly saturated fat • If you take insulin or diabetes tablets, you may need to have between meal snacks Matching the amount of food you eat with the amount you burn up each day is important. Not putting too much fuel in your body (keeping food intake to moderate serves) is vital to getting the right balance. Along with healthy eating, regular physical activity can help you to manage your blood glucose levels, reduce your blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and maintain a healthy weight. . It is important to recognise that one diet does not fit everyone with diabetes. So my slogan for all diabetics is 'One Diet does Not Fit All'. So every individual diabetic should consult a dietician to plan a way according to individual body,tastes and requirements.Only then can you control your blood sugar levels. Fat Fats have the highest energy (kilocalorie) content of all foods. Eating too much fat can make you put on weight, which may make it more difficult to manage blood glucose levels. While it is important to try and reduce fat in your diet, especially if you are trying to lose weight, some fat is good for health. Saturated fat It is important to limit saturated fat because it raises your LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels. Saturated fat is found in animal foods like fatty meat, milk, butter and cheese. Vegetable fats that are saturated include palm oil (found in solid cooking fats, snack foods or convenience foods) and coconut products such as copha, coconut milk or cream. To reduce saturated fat: • Choose reduced or low-fat milk, yoghurt, ice-cream and custard • Choose lean meat and trim any fat off before cooking • Remove the skin from chicken (where possible, before cooking) • Avoid using butter, cream, sour cream, coconut milk, coconut cream and hard cooking margarines • Limit the amount of cheese you eat and try reduced-fat and low-fat varieties • Limit pastries, cakes, puddings, chocolate and cream biscuits to special occasions • Limit pre-packaged biscuits, packet snacks, cakes, frozen and convenience meals • Limit the use of processed deli meats ( chicken loaf, salami etc) and sausages • Avoid fried takeaway foods such as chips, fried chicken and battered fish and choose BBQ chicken (without the skin) and grilled fish instead • Avoid pies, sausage rolls and pastries • Rather than creamy sauces or dressings, choose those that are based on tomato, soy or other low fat ingredients. As some tomato and soy sauces can be high in salt, choose low-salt varieties or make them yourself without any added salt. • Limit creamy style soups. Polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fats Eating small amounts of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats can help ensure you get the essential fatty acids and vitamins your body needs. Polyunsaturated fats include: • Polyunsaturated margarines (check the label for the word ‘polyunsaturated’) • Sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn, cottonseed, grapeseed and sesame oils • The fat found in oily fish such as herring, mackerel, sardine, salmon and tuna. Monounsaturated fats include: • Canola® and olive oils • Some margarines • Avocado. Seeds, nuts, nut spreads and peanut oil contain a combination of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Ideas for enjoying healthy fats • Stir-fry meat and vegetables in a little canola® oil (or oil spray) with garlic or chilli • Dress a salad or steamed vegetables with a little olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar • Sprinkle sesame seeds on steamed vegetables • Use linseed bread and spread a little canola margarine • Snack on a handful of unsalted nuts, or add some to a stir-fry or salad • Spread avocado on sandwiches and toast, or add to a salad • Eat more fish (at least three times a week) because it contains a special type of fat (omega-3) that is good for your heart. • Do more dry roasting, grilling, microwaving and stir-frying in a non-stick pan • Avoid deep fried, battered and crumbed foods Carbohydrate I recommend to eat a moderate amount of carbohydrates for all Diabetics means, on a plate, approx, 1/4 of the plate should be carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrate foods are the best energy source for your body. When they are digested they break down to form glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin takes the glucose out of the blood and deposits it into the muscles, liver and other cells in the body where it is used to provide energy. A regular carbohydrate intake is required to provide our body and brain with instant energy. Most foods contain carbohydrate and also provide us with fibre, vitamins and minerals. Very low carbohydrate diets are not recommended for people with diabetes. If you eat regular meals and spread your carbohydrate foods evenly throughout the day, you will help maintain your energy levels without causing large rises in your blood glucose levels. If you take insulin or diabetes tablets, you may need to have between meal snacks. Discuss this with your doctor or dietician. All carbohydrate foods are digested to produce glucose but they do so at different rates – some slow, some fast. The glycemic index or GI is a way of describing how a carbohydrate containing food affects blood glucose levels. The type of carbohydrate you eat is very important as some can cause higher blood glucose after eating. The best combination is to eat moderate amounts of carbohydrate and include high fibre foods that also have a low GI. Sugar A healthy eating plan for diabetes can include some sugar. However, it is important to consider the nutritional value of the foods you eat. In general, foods with added sugars should be consumed sparingly (manufacturers sometimes use fruit juice or other sources of sugar to avoid using table sugar). In particular, high energy foods such as sweets, lollies and standard soft drinks should not be consumed on a regular basis. Some sugar may also be used in cooking and many recipes can be modified to use less than the amount stated or substituted with an alternative sweetener. Select recipes that are low in fat (particularly saturated fat) and contain some fibre. Alternative sweeteners The use of intense sweeteners by people with diabetes is preferable to use of natural sugars. Protein Choose protein foods that are also low in fat. This will help to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat. Protein foods include lean meat, poultry without the skin, seafood, eggs (not fried), unsalted nuts, soy products such as tofu and pulses (dried beans and lentils). Herbs, condiments & drinks You can use these following foods nd add flavour and variety to your meals. • Herbs, spices, garlic, chilli, lemon juice, vinegar and other seasonings. • Products labelled ‘low calorie’ (e.g. low calorie/diet soft drinks, low calorie jelly). • Tea, coffee, herbal tea, water, soda water, plain mineral water. • Limit your alcohol intake if you choose to drink

I am 75 years old, diabetic type ii. I had sleeping disorder because of that I will not get sleep on many occasion our diabetic specialists doctor has prescribed LONAZEP 0.25 for that along with other diabetic and pressure medicines. My question is can I use it frequently? Does it have side effects? Is it advisable to take on regular basis? Shall I use other sleeping aid liquids? When lonazep 0.25 is not available? Kindly advice s.vembu.

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I am 75 years old, diabetic type ii. I had sleeping disorder because of that I will not get sleep on many occasion ou...
Hello, It is always better to have blood glucose under control with fasting closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 180 mg, HbA1c%<7. This will help in keeping fit and doing regular exercise will help in getting a good sleep. However, if there is sleep disturbance, some times a sleep inducing drug may be used. But taking clnazepam regularly is definitely bnot advisable. That drug has potential to cause addiction apart from multiple side effects. On kidney specifically there is no serious problem. Thanks.

How to get cure from diabetes? What to eat? What to not eat? In how much time it will cure? It is curable disease?

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How to get cure from diabetes?
What to eat?
What to not eat?
In how much time it will cure?
It is curable disease?
Diabetes is not curable but it can be checked up to greater extent if addressed properly. A healthy life style is very essential for pharmacotherapy to be successful. Eat more of whole grain n fiber rich diet. Avoid sweets n any thing containing sugar. Keep your body weight at control.

How to control thyroid?

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By thyroid you mean hypothyroidism is it not? that condition can be controlled only by taking correct dosage of thyroxine tablets once daily in the morning. Thyroxine is the hormone secreted by thyroid, which is deficient in hypothyroidism.

I want to know a diet plan which I should follow to decrease my weight n fat. I had a czerian delivery 11 months back which exercises should I follow. I am having thyroid after delivery n I am taking medicine for it.

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I want to know a diet plan which I should follow to decrease my weight n fat. I had a czerian delivery 11 months back...
Specific diet for a person has to be individualised. That can be done based on present weight, ideal weight, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Unless all those details are there, no diet plan can be given. A general guide line can be as follows: your diet should be such that it meats the exact caloric needs based on ideal body weight, extent of daily exercise and how much one wants to loose. Looking at your height and weight your bmi is 28.75 kg/m2, (normal <23kg/m2). Your ideal body weight should be about 55 kgs. So your diet has to be planned for that weight plus amount of daily exercise also to be taken into consideration. Should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, aerated sweetened drinks, pastries, fructose corn syrup containing foods, highly processed foods, high fat mil products. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain products, no refined flour. Dink at least 8 cups of water every day.

I am 24 old I have thyroid it came unevenly and the symptoms are worse my throat is dry I can't sleep well. And my weight is also.

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I am 24 old I have thyroid it came unevenly and the symptoms are worse my throat is dry I can't sleep well. And my we...
The best natural medicine for thyroid is coriander. Start drinking 10 grams coriander in 150 ml water and drink after boiling it for 15 minutes in morning empty stomach for 3 months regular. Make sure that you are walking 90 minutes every day. Drink four litres water every day but make sure not to drink water after your meals. Give a gap of 90 minutes.

What is the normal level of blood pressure of any male or female and what is the sugar level?

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What is the normal level of blood pressure of any male or female and what is the sugar level?
For both male and female: Normal Blood Sugars. A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL. BP 120/ 80 mmHg is normal value
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