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Dr. Kannan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Kannan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kannan is a popular Endocrinologist in Cantonment, Chennai. You can visit him/her at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor my self ravi gupta I am 40 year old man I have suffering from sugar problem last five months what should I do please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doctor my self ravi gupta I am 40 year old man I have suffering from sugar problem last five months what should...
Please follow the advice given below 1. Do regular exercise for 1 hour daily 2. Reduce your weight if you are overweight 3. Control your diet, avoid sweets, high calorie and excess carbohydrate diet. 4.Adhere strictly to a diabetic diet after consulting dietitian Monitor your Blood sugar (Fasting &PP), Hba1c three monthly and consult Diabetologist for treatment and advice
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I am 59 years, having problem with diabetes, taking medicine from Dr. Vijay panikkar lilavati hosptal.Please suggest .

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
If medicine suits you then no need to panic. In any case if you are feeling side effects, debility even while taking med as advised, only then you should add on ayurveda and slowly making it main treatment.
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She is diabetic patient. What should she eat. Is morning walk or yoga beneficial for her.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
She is diabetic patient. What should she eat. Is morning walk or yoga beneficial for her.
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and eat food with low glycemic index levels
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I am suffering from uric acid which remain in control when I CONSUME good quantity of water. Secondly my left eye has a glaucoma problem eye pressure is much less and I Can't see a meter distance. Is there any treatment to normal vision or clear vision. Kindly suggest me, B. P. Remain little high.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from uric acid which remain in control when I CONSUME good quantity of water. Secondly my left eye has...
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. FOR EYE glaucoma pl. consult eye spl. doctor.
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Hi my mom is 49 years old she has been suffering from blood sugar/ BP and pain her recent diagnosis report says that FBS-- 238 PPBS-- 269 BP--130/80 she has been taking medication s like gluconorm g2 stamlo 2.5 but her feet and ankle used to swel occasionally her creatine is .38 what should I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi my mom is 49 years old she has been suffering from blood sugar/ BP and pain her recent diagnosis report says that ...
Hello, if she has diabetes and high blood pressure, it is necessary to control both the conditions effectively, to prevent possible long term chronic complications of both the diseases. Looking at her height & weight it is clear that she is having grade 1 obesity with a bmi of 30.5 kgs/m2. This itself may be the reason for uncontrolled blood glucose level. Her ideal body weight should be 50 kgs, so she carries 12 kgs extra weight. Reduction of weight, regular exercise and diet control will definitely help in bringing her blood glucose under excellent control. Her bp is fine, blood glucose has to be controlled better. It appears there has to be a total relook at the treatment, diet and extent of daily exercise. When in control fbs should be around 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg, hba1c%<6.8. Thanks.
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Benefits of Artificial Insemination

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Benefits of Artificial Insemination

There are many reasons why the problem of infertility occurs in many humans. Few of the main reasons of this are the inability of male partner to produce sperms and inability of the fertilized egg to get rooted in the uterus. It is in such conditions that the procedure of artificial insemination is carried out to infuse the sperm into the uterus of the female.

Steps Involved in Artificial Insemination-

There are certain steps that need to be followed before you get pregnant if you are planning on artificial insemination, and that would be of great use in providing an economically safe pregnancy. Artificial insemination is a technique that is of great use to couples who cannot get pregnant. The procedure is simple, but it has its own side-effects. It is a commonly used procedure and which is less expensive than other treatment options for infertility. The success rate of this procedure is about 86%, and a couple needs to make a few attempts to get pregnant.

Need for Artificial Insemination-

The effectiveness of the artificial insemination process plays a vital role for the women having fertility issues, especially while selecting the treatment. Many couples prefer the procedure of Intrauterine Insemination when fertility medicines do not work effectively. The procedure of artificial insemination which is a reproduction technique comprises of introducing the semen into the vagina, uterus, or cervix of a woman without sexual intercourse.

The artificial insemination procedure is made use not only in humans but even for breeding in animals. Sometimes the procedure is done if a woman has a condition called endometriosis or in other words, abnormality in her reproductive organs. The method is also suggested by the Doctors when the real reason for infertility cannot be identified.

Why Artificial Insemination?

The procedure is a great benefit for a woman who is single and desires to have children. The best part is that during the artificial insemination, the sperm used during the treatment is tested for any genetic disorder. This way, it reduces the chance of any disorder being transmitted to the child from a parent. The procedure is much cheaper than natural reproduction, and the main benefit of artificial insemination is that desirable characteristics of the parent are passed on quickly to the child.

Overall, the benefits of this procedure are that it is very effective and prevents any genetic disorder in the child, and the cost of the procedure is comparatively lesser.

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I have gone thru thyroid test in this month. T3 t4 is under control only tsh is on higher side is 8.42. Doc has advised pe to take the pills for 2 months that 25 mpg. I am planning to conceive. Kindly advise without pills can my thyroid can be control n I will able to conceive. Is there any home remedies which can help me to control my thyroid. I am desperately wanted to conceive. Request your urgent advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Your tsh is not that much raised that you immediately require thyroxine. I think you should wait. I recommend you to go for kapalbhati pranayam daily for 15 minutes. To start with do for 3-5 minutes and slowly increase up to 15 minutes in 15-20 days. Please take guidance of a yoga professional in the start. The procedure for doing this is to sit in a comfortable crossed leg posture, sukhasana (using padmasana or vajrasana is the best) and keep your back straight. Rest your hands on the knees using gyana mudra or chin mudra. O inhale deeply through your nose, this will expand your abdomen. O exhale using a great force so that your abdominal muscles contract to the maximum o these exhalations are similar to your breath outs, but they should be forceful o make sure while exhaling, the air should be pushed out of your lungs by contracting the diaphragm o after exhalation again do inhalation, but this time without any effort. To do this just relax your lungs, they will automatically expand and fill with air o one cycle of kapalabhati pranayama include one deep inhalation, then forceful exhalation and an effortless inhalation. O a learner can practice up to three rounds, each with 15 exhalations. Small breaks between each round are allowed.
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What should be frequency of checking sugar levels in fasting, post meals and hba1c for a diabetic person in india?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
What should be frequency of checking sugar levels in fasting, post meals and hba1c for a diabetic person in india?
Depends on several factors: 1) level of diabetic control 2) medications taken 3) adverse events, most commonly hypoglycemia 4) presence of complications like kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, etc 5) age, occupation & lifestyle. This list is not exhaustive.
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What should be frequency of checking sugar levels in fasting, post meals and hba1c for a diabetic person in India? my parameters are: I am diabetic for last 5 years. 1) level of diabetic control: good. Fs: 92, pms: 126 hba1c: 6.6 2) medications taken: glycomet sr 500 mg bd. 3) adverse events, most commonly hypoglycemia; none so far 4) presence of complications like kidney disease, cardiovascular: r disease, etc none so far 5) age, occupation & lifestyle: age 57 years, height: 6 feet, weight is 75 kg, software professional, morning walk daily 40 minutes. Executive medical check up is done every year for last 4 years including ophthalmology. No major issues are reported so far.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What should be frequency of checking sugar levels in fasting, post meals and hba1c for a diabetic person in India? my...
I am happy to see that all your readings are really very good and you are in excellent control. Ideally fasting and pp blood sugar should be checked at least once a fortnight, which can be done by glucometer at home. Hba1c to be checked once in 3 to 6 months. With the treatment that you are on hypoglycemia is unlikely to occur. If sugar control is good as is with you all other complications will not occur. You might increase your exrcise time to a bit more say an hour or more.
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I am suffering from thyorid, my weight is near about 90 kgs, my latest tsh resport is 16.74, I also giving time in gym, can you advice me any natural remedy for weight loss and I am also suffering from hair loss.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am suffering from thyorid, my weight is near about 90 kgs, my latest tsh resport is 16.74, I also giving time in gy...
Avoid foods high in iodine. Eliminate transfats and switch to olive or vegetable oil for cooking. For more details consult me privately.
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10 Symptoms That Signal Hypothyroidism. Do You Have Any Of These?

M.B.B.S., M.D.
General Physician, Delhi
10 Symptoms That Signal Hypothyroidism. Do You Have Any Of These?
10 symptoms that signal hypothyroidism

When your thyroid malfunctions, you may face difficult health issues. Hypothyroidism leads to excessive weight gain and a lot of other medical ailments. It can be identified by a bunch of symptoms which if present, should not be taken lightly.

1) weight gain - if there is sudden and unexpected weight gain, this is the earliest and definite sign of an underactive thyroid gland. This means that there are strong chances of lowered levels of t3 and t4 hormones in the body, leading to slow metabolism in the body. People suffering from hypothyroidism face increased body weight which becomes difficult to lose despite maintaining healthy diet and exercising rigorously.

2) constant fatigue - if you have slept well the night before, yet you are tired and if this is a regular feature, then chances are that your thyroid gland is underactive. Being low in energy, it gets difficult to complete daily chores or exercise.

3) swelling in the neck - another telltale sign would be goiter - an abnormal swelling in the neck. The thyroid gland mainly concentrates iodine from the blood to create both the thyroid hormones. If there is iodine deficiency in the body, this process gets disrupted resulting in hypothyroidism.

4) hair loss - hypothyroidism causes hormonal imbalance which in turn causes hair loss. If there is sudden, unexplainable hair loss, chances of hypothyroidism are high.

5) imbalance in body temperature - if you are suddenly feeling too cold, it is advised to get your thyroid tests done.

6) brittle nails - if your nails have become brittle, get chipped very easily and look weak, this could be an indication of hypothyroidism.

7) mood changes - the weight gained and the excessive fatigue, both trigger massive mood swings which at times, the person has no control over.

8) constipation - the contractions of the digestive tract get weakened due to low levels of thyroid hormones resulting in constipation. Chronic constipation without any apparent reason could be an indicator of hypothyroidism.

9) irregular menses - if your periods are irregular, do not take it lightly. This could be most likely because of hormonal imbalances which are caused by hypothyroidism.

10) slower heart rate - if your heart beats at less than 60 times per minute, it could be because of the interference by thyroid hormones.

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He suffers from TSH problem since last 2 years. Nd nowadays his hormone level is zero. Then what we should do? and please tell me when hormone level is zero then what type of disease occurs?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dr Md Mufti, It will be better if following details are given, so that I can give some proper suggestions. What is the current TSH level? Is there any treatment going on with Thyroxine tablets? By saying " now a days his hormonal level is zero" to which hormone are you referring? Are there any symptoms the patient has related to hypothyroidism? Is there any weight increase during last few weeks or so? I await your response to above. It will be better if you come in a private conversation with all the details.
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She is a diabetic patient. Sometimes she feel very fatigue. Please give me a suggestion.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is a diabetic patient. Sometimes she feel very fatigue. Please give me a suggestion.
Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. The common symptoms are:-Both types of diabetes have some of the same tell-tale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Urinating more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult 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), & HbA1C (inform me) 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. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness 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 with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally.
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Fight Obesity to Prevent Yourself Against Diabetes!

M.D, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
Fight Obesity to Prevent Yourself Against Diabetes!

Obesity is a disorder which is characterized by accumulation of fat in the body resulting in various health problems. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs when the sugar in the blood does not get efficiently utilized by the body. This is due to the inability of the body to produce enough insulin to metabolize the sugar. 

Diabetes is classified into two types, Type 1 diabetes wherein the body is unable to produce enough insulin and Type 2 wherein the body develops a resistance to insulin. Diabetes is known to cause diseases such as blindness and kidney problems. The risks of suffering from a stroke and other cardiovascular problems go up significantly if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. 

Weight plays a big role in the development of Type 2 diabetes and so weight loss is recommended. Other factors such as stress, age, pregnancy and medications also contribute to this disorder. Usually, a majority of the people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are found to be overweight. Being obese makes it difficult for the body to utilize insulin effectively in order to metabolize blood sugar.

As obesity is closely linked with diabetes, it becomes essential to focus on weight loss as a preventive measure against diabetes. 

  1. Try to exercise on a regular basis. Add cardiovascular exercises to your regimen such as running and swimming as they are very effective in burning fat from your body thus reducing the weight/fat. 
  2. Lifting weights also promotes fat loss by boosting your Resting Metabolic Rate or Basal Metabolic Rate (the body’s rate of burning off calories while you are at rest). 
  3. Follow a well- balanced diet that focuses on low carbohydrate and high protein based meals. 

Apart from these lifestyle changes, focus can be brought on the following techniques also as effective means to shed off the excess fat:

  1. Ultrasonic liposuction: This technique involves using high energy sound waves to eliminate fat from your body. It is a non-invasive procedure that inflicts no trauma on the adjoining tissues in the body and thus providing better weight / inch loss.. 
  2. Mesotherapy: It is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting medications into fat tissues. These medications target the adipose cells in the body and destroy them. This is a permanent procedure that is very effective in removing stubborn fat from the body and helping further in weight loss. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cosmetic physician.
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In my family my grandmother, father is diabetic. Can it affect me? and how to loose weight?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
In my family my grandmother, father is diabetic. Can it affect me? and how to loose weight?
You have a high chance if getting diabetes since you hv a family history. Keep a healthy lifestyle. Increase thirst, increased frequency of urination are some initial symptoms of diabetes but it can vary from being completely asymptomatic to non specific symptoms like weakness, loss of weight, tingling in feet, dry mouth, blurry vision, burning during urination. You need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent such metabolic diseases. Type 1 usually occurs at younger age due to insulin deficiency and treated with insulin injections. It can't be cured completely but you can keep it controlled by taking these precautions.
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I am 62 year old. I am Diabetic. I take glycomet GP 1 pill daily. It is harmful for long time intake. Please suggest some aurvdic medicine to cure or to control blood and urine sugar level ?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
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. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am a 36 year old women I am suffering from throid for the past two years and taking thyroxine tablet. Whether I have to take the tablet for the whole life period or what should I do? and also my weight is also increasing day by day. Please advise me.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Thyroid medicine are usually required for long periods of time. You can consult with me regarding further management with latest thyroid function test reports
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What are main problem due to which thyroid occur to women in early age like In 16-17 age?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
What are main problem due to which thyroid occur to women in early age like In 16-17 age?
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,
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Hi my husband age is 28 years he has fatty liver and cholesterol. And a kidney stones but now he is much better. But my question is that when he check his sugar level then always his level is between 105 to 120 on fasting. Can his diabetic or not and his weight is 90 kg.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Dont get confused. 1) wt. Loss management. 2) homeopathy for k. Stones also for sugar & all that fatty liver, cho. Please dont panic. Take care. Thanks.
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