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Dr. Kalaiselvi Vairavel

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Kalaiselvi Vairavel is a trusted Endocrinologist in Mandaveli, Chennai. She is currently associated with Sri Ranga Nursing Home in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalaiselvi Vairavel on Lybrate.com.

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I am 54 years old diabetic and bp. Everything is normal .now I am doing exercise to build my body .in this age .this is possible .kindly suggest me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 54 years old diabetic and bp. Everything is normal .now I am doing exercise to build my body .in this age .this ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. A person having diabetes and high BP can definitely do good work out and also build sizable muscles. In fact doing more exercise shoud be helpful. But primarily your blood glucose and BP should be in strict control. Fasting should be < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8 or even lower. BP 120 to 130 / 70 to 80 mm Hg. Thanks.
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Is banana advisable for patient who is having border line diabetes? Having one banana a day would be advisable or not.

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
Is banana advisable for patient who is having border line diabetes? Having one banana a day would be advisable or not.
Dear lybrate-user, banana has very high calorie count and hence may aggravate diabetes but eating half a banana if small size after a workout or fast walk should be okay regards.
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Thyroid Disorder Treatment - Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat it

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Thyroid Disorder Treatment - Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat it

Thyroid has become a common ailment among most women in India nowadays. It is triggered due to the presence of impurities in the blood, which lead to hormonal imbalances and therefore, a number of symptoms, including anorexia, unhealthy weight gain, loss of energy, weakness and fatigue are experienced. But in case of hyperthyroid, you will notice an increased metabolic activity, a rise in pulse rate, loss of weight and palpitation.

Irrespective of whether you are suffering from hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, Ayurvedic treatment has some viable solutions that are aimed at elevating your health condition.

Ayurveda and thyroid

Though there is no direct mention of thyroid in the Ayurvedic texts, there are major implications that hint towards a disease like thyroid that is caused due to imbalance of body fluid and its probable treatments. Thyroid imbalance can be controlled by the following treatment regimen that includes:

1. Dietary regulations: As per Charaka, thyroid doesn’t affect those individuals who take milk in adequate quantities. In addition, you must take moong seeds, bengal gram seeds, sugarcane, cucumber, barley and old rice in optimum amounts for prevention of thyroid. In case you are already suffering from thyroid imbalance, then you must also aim at having a considerable amount of milk on a regular basis.

2. Herbs for regulating thyroid: The herb named Purple Mountain Ebony is purposely helpful in the treatment as well as proper functioning of the thyroid gland. In addition to this herb, you must also intake Punarnava, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Gokshura and Shilajita for alleviating your thyroid problems.

3. Home remedies: If there is swelling in any part of the body caused due to thyroid imbalances, then it can be properly treated by applying a fine paste of Jalakumbhi over the affected area. The juice of this paste can be administered in a small quantity of 22 grams in a span of 24 hours. It helps to increase the amount of iodine in the body which helps to fix various problems in the body. If you are experiencing a lack of energy and weakness, you can use coconut oil for boosting the sluggish metabolism of the body.

4. Yoga for treating thyroid: There are various Yogic postures, which are believed to help in the maintenance of the thyroid gland. You can practice sun salutation, fish pose and shoulder stand for alleviating your condition and get rid of all types of health issues caused from thyroid imbalances.

If you wish to get a personalised evaluation of your health condition, then it is imperative to pay a visit to an expert who can recommend proper Ayurvedic treatment methods for you.

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I have TSH level >100 last week, my physician advised me thyrome 100 /day, some symptoms like puffy face, weight gain stopped but still have some sign of puffy face, so need to know that is he really good going or not?

MBBS, MD , DiP DIAB, FACP
General Physician, Bangalore
Take your medications regularly. If you have started treatment now visit one after 21 days with ft4 and tsh levls then after 3months with same tests.
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Oats and flaxseed laddo is good for diabetes patient so what we add in this for sweetness!

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Oats and flaxseed laddo is good for diabetes patient so what we add in this for sweetness!
Hi. Oats and flaxseeds are very healthy for diabetics! If you want you can add simple sugar or 'gur' in very less percentage (for diabetics), they are more healthier than your synthetic or artificial sugar/ sweetner!
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I am diabetic from last 5 year's, now day's I get water from my left ear and my legs are also paining almost every evening. I am currently on medication, glycnorm m 40 tab twice a day. Please provide some solution, my age is 36. Or else please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello have you shown your problem to any ent surgeon because watering from ear looks unrelated to diabetes. Secondly I would like to know your fasting and after food blood sugar level plus hba1c level to guide properly. At your age it is essential to have a very tight blood sugar control, almost like a non diabetic. Please give above detail. Also I want to know your bmp and waist circumference. Plus your physical activity level. Also your lipid profile.
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Which food to be taken for control of diabetic persons? And which do not take. Please answer to me.

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Which food to be taken for control of diabetic persons? And which do not take. Please answer to me.
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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Am married since 3 yrs. I have pcos and thyroid disease on medication. On April, I took tomexfein tab and followed by inj hmg 7 times then inj hcg 10000u . I developed ohss on beginning of may. Then I stop medication. On 26th of may my period came. On June I missed my period. I had some symptoms like morning sickness and dizzy. I did urine pregnancy test twice and one blood test all negative. On 26th of July should my period come but I missed it. I still have dizziness and morning Sickness but I didn't do pregnancy test. So can I be pregnant?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
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Am married since 3 yrs. I have pcos and thyroid disease on medication. On April, I took tomexfein tab and followed by...
Dear Lybrate user, I will suggest you to take alkaline diet - drinks lots of coconut water,barley water, wheat grass juice,aloe vera juice. You should drink almond oil 1tsp in hot milk every day. twice a week drinking 1 tsp of turmeric powder in milk or yellow capsule. You should avoid all yeast based products like cakes,pasteries,pattiesand pizza,heavy and frozen food etc.Avoid all cold drinks,curd,yakurt just a week before your menses. The below mentioned combination helps to get rid of PCOD completely after few months usage. Take Kanchnar gugglu 2 twice daily Take chandraprabha vati 2 twice daily Furocyst 1 cap twice daily Chaseberry 1 cap thrice daily Pustiyanuga choornam 1 tsp thrice daily Karppavani elagam 5 GM's twice daily after food. Review after 3 months with ultrasound scan.
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I am 21 and using thyronorm 25 mcg for hypothyroidism. Now my tsh levels are normal. What care I have to take please suggest some tips and please tell me does any long time diseases come along with thyroid. With normal tsh levels can I leave healthily and will there be any problems during pregnancy. Can I stop using thyronorm .what care I have to take.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I am 21 and using thyronorm 25 mcg for hypothyroidism. Now my tsh levels are normal. What care I have to take please ...
You need to remember that "normal" does not mean "optimal" Furthermore, TSH is a very poor independant indicator of Thyroid function. Hence one should check Free T3 levels. If your symptoms have improved, Then you should continue with the same meds and dosage. Before and during pregnancy one needs vlose periodic monitoring of relevant labs. I prefer to use a combinaton of compounded T3 and T4 and optimize other metabolic and hormonal imbalances.
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Suffering from Diabetes? Tests That Should Be Done Regularly

MD
General Physician, Secunderabad
Suffering from Diabetes? Tests That Should Be Done Regularly

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from body’s inability to produce and/or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps maintain your blood sugar levels.

Diabetes if untreated, over a period of time, may cause damage to blood vessels, nerves, kidney and many other organs of your body, causing a variety of complications like difficulty seeing, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet or an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.

You should undergo these  10 examinations periodically if you are a diabetic:

1. Blood sugar levels

You should get your blood sugar levels checked regularly as advised by your doctor. Blood sugar levels are checked by two types of tests: fasting blood sugar test and postprandial blood sugar test. The frequency of getting these tests done varies from person to person on the basis of age, type of medication and severity of the condition.

2. Hba1c test

Hba1c test is the most common test done to evaluate how much free glucose has attached itself to red blood cells in the body over the last three months. This test should be done every 3 months.

3. Blood pressure:

Try maintaining your blood pressure less than 130/80 mmhg. Patients who manage to keep their pressure under control are less likely to suffer from the common problems associated with diabetes such as heart attacks, blindness, or kidney damage. Get your blood pressure checked at every doctor’s visit or twice every month.

4. Eye examination:

You should visit an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) once every year for a detailed eye examination. The doctor would check for any damage to the nerve tissues on the back of the eye (retina). Diabetes may lead to decreased vision and in some cases blindness as well. So a regular annual eye checkup is essential to prevent any eye damage.

5. Foot examination

You must visit your doctor for a foot examination at least once every year to get your pulses and reflexes checked in your feet. You may also be examined for any unhealed cut, infections, sores or loss of feeling anywhere in your feet. The risk of having a foot problem increases if you are a type 2 diabetic. Get yourself examined every 6 months, if you had foot ulcers before.

6. Cholesterol profile test:

Cholesterol is a waxy substance present in your blood as hdl (good cholesterol) and ldl (bad cholesterol). With diabetes, the ldl levels and triglycerides tend to increases while the hdl levels decrease, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. You should get your cholesterol profile checked every year regularly. If you already have high cholesterol then you should have this test more often.

7. Kidney tests

Kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood and removing waste products from the body. In diabetics, the blood vessels in the kidneys get injured and your kidneys cannot clean your blood properly. Your body will retain more water and salt than it should. You may have protein in your urine. Generally, this damage happens many years before it gives any symptoms. So, you should get a yearly check for your kidneys through kidney function tests (blood tests) and a urine test.

8. Dental checkup:

Get yourself examined every 6 months by a dentist for your gums, teeth and regular cleaning.

9. Liver function tests and thyroid stimulated hormone test:

Liver function tests (lft) should be done once annually as it helps determine the health of your liver by measuring the levels of proteins, liver enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. People with type-1 diabetes should also get their tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone) check done every year.

10. Vitamin b12 test:

In case you are taking metformin from a long time, then you must get your vitamin b12 levels checked as the use of metformin may cause vitamin b12 deficiency. Periodic measurement of vitamin b.

vitamin b1 deficiency
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