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Dr. Karthikeyan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Karthikeyan Endocrinologist, Chennai
250 at clinic
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Dr. Karthikeyan is a popular Endocrinologist in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Dr. Karthikeyan@Amrit Hospital in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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My wife is having thyroid. T3. T4. FT3. FT4 are in range. But TSH is high. It is 6.3. What should be done? Is it hypo or hyper. What care should be taken? Is it OK to have baby in this condition.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is having thyroid. T3. T4. FT3. FT4 are in range. But TSH is high. It is 6.3. What should be done? Is it hypo...
Tsh value of 6.3 m units/ml is high, signifies that the person has hypothyroidism. This means immediate treatment should be initiated with thyroxine tablets. Dosage has to be based on patients weight and tsh level. Regular dosing as would be advised by the doctor and regular exercising for more than 1 h and avoiding soya beans, soya containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard and coffee, and consuming more fruits and green vegetables, using whole grain flour for making rotis and consuming onions, garlic these are other precautions to be taken.
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I am a 48 years old male and my glucose fasting is 124 mg/dl and ppbs 135 mg/dl. Should I start taking medicine to control sugar? kindly advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 48 years old male and my glucose fasting is 124 mg/dl and ppbs 135 mg/dl. Should I start taking medicine to co...
Mr your sugar levels are not high enough to label you as having diabetes. So medication is not required. You fasting glucose intolerance (fgt). Pp level is with in 140 mg hence normal. What this means is you in a pre diabetic state. Do you have any family history of diabetes? if so then you to take extra care. Your bmi (body mass index) is 25.71 kg/m2 which is signifying over weight. To avoid possibility of developing t2dm exercise daily for more than 1 h every day, avoid direct sweets and sugar, deep fried foods, excess eating. Try and loose at least 6 - 7 kgs weight over next 3 - 4 months. Avoid smoking and alcohol. If you take these precautions you will probably remain free from diabetes.
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Sir I am 45 year old I am having diabetics since last 5 years I am unable to satisfy my partner during intercourse, please help me in diet or any medicines to improve my time of intercourse, or any yoga asanas to help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I am 45 year old I am having diabetics since last 5 years I am unable to satisfy my partner during intercourse, p...
Erectile dys function and premature ejaculation is common in diabetes. Ensure that your diabetes is under control. Erectile dysfunction occurs due to 1. Fatigue, stress, depression, 2. Relationship issues, performance anxiety, 3. Alcohol consumption, smoking, consumption of tobacco, 4. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, 5. Thyroid, kidney problem, enlarged prostate, parkinsonism etc 6. Consult doctor to rule out these diseases. 7. Go for regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight 8. Stop smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption9. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Take water melon, pomegranate, dark chocaolate 10. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion. Take adequate rest 11. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress12. Topical androgel/testosterone replacement/ zinc supplement can help. 13. Do serum testosterone examination and if low take testosterone injection after consulting physician 14. If no relief consult sex therapist/ sexologist.
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MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology, DGO
Gynaecologist, Delhi
diabetes is very common in pregnancy....so better avoid excess of sweets, potato and rice
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Homeopath, Patna
Diabetes: homoeo-view
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When pancreas fails to produce insulin. It causes high sugar level in blood.

When cells of the body. Not responding to insulin, properly being unable absorb glucose from blood, again sugar level increased in blood.

When above both the conditions continue over prolonged period, this condition is known diabetes.

Some times pregnant women, having no history of
Diabetes develop high blood sugar, this condition is known as'gestational- diabetes'

Symptoms:
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High sugar level in blood continues over a prolonged period, following symptoms are produced
# fatigueness
# frequent urination
# increased thirst
# increased hunger
# vertigo
# darkness before eyes etc

Complications
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# cardiovascular diseases
# kidney complication
# foot ulcer.
# damage of eyes, etc

Vitamines required
In diabetes
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Vit -c: is a strong antioxidant which fights free radicals.
Diabetics have 30% lower
Vit'c' as compared to non diabetics.(citrus fruits, fresh veg. Peppe, etc.)

Vit'e' & a: protect eyes.(oil-seeds, nuts)

Alpha lipoic acid, helps tissues to absorb glucose from blood
(orange, papaya, tomato etc)

Care & precautions:
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# healthy life-style b adopted
# stress level b minimised.
# meditation, swimming, walking, aerobics b opted
# green leafy veg. Fresh fruits.
# diet rich in vit'e)

Avoidance:
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Alcohol intake
#spicy food, coffee, tea etc.
# loose cotton clothes b worn.
# no hot water bath b taken before sleep.

Anti oxidants for diabetics:
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Orange/fish/grapes/carrots/green leaffy veg/ milk

Homoeo-view
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Diabetes is a disease to be managed
Homoeopathy can take care of it, properly.

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Dr. what are the fruits and vegetables we have to get free from diabetes, Dr. please tell me fruits and vegetables to get rid of joint pain.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Dr. what are the fruits and vegetables we have to get free from diabetes, Dr. please tell me fruits and vegetables to...
Hi drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water. Take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day. Avoid sweets. Take small meals in less time interval. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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My father is 54 years old. He has diabetes. I heard there are 2 types of diabetes and only type of diabetes allow to eat fruit please help me. And also tell me how to reduce diabetes.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My father is 54 years old. He has diabetes. I heard there are 2 types of diabetes and only type of diabetes allow to ...
yes there are 2 types of diabetes but fruits like guava,mausami,jamun etc are allowed in both. Following are the tips to control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-helps lowering blood pressure and cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings : 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-, 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:- Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week . You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9. drink plenty of fluids throughout the day
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I am 27 years old and I am suffering diabetes last four years. Give me some suggestions to control my sugar level.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 27 years old and I am suffering diabetes last four years. Give me some suggestions to control my sugar level.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I have high uric acid. Have knee pain due to it. I already taking medications for the same problem. Still no relief. How do I reduce it? Any changes in the diet?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I have high uric acid. Have knee pain due to it. I already taking medications for the same problem. Still no relief. ...
Hello- Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients • Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid. • Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute. • Restriction or elimination of alcohol. What to avoid • Shell fishes, red meat, minced meat, meat extracts, organ meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral). • Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole etc.). Other dals are allowed. • Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, french beans, brinjal, cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple. Diet rules • Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking rice or in chapatti dough. • Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice, curd, pepper powder to make the food cooked with less salt palatable. • Remove the salt shaker from the table. • Avoid salted nuts/biscuits, papads, pickles, chutneys. • Avoid excess consumption of processed and preserved foods; eg. Bakery products. • Caution - Do not overdo on salt substitutes as that might cause an electrolyte imbalance. Some Brilliant ayurvedic medicines for High uric acid- 1) Kokilakshadi Kashaya 2 tsp twice daily 2) Mahatiktaka ghrita 1 tsp twice daily.
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I am 28 years old having diabetic frm past 2 years I want to knw that I am having type 1 r type 2. Diabetic whats the procedure to controlling it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Are you on insulin or drugs? Kindly consult privately with details. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am 59 years old man and voluntarily checked fasting and pp bl glucose and it was found to be 106 and 216 mg/do respectively. I have not been taking diabetes tab till now. Pl advise me whether am diabetic? And suggest to control bl glucose thro non medicine means as well thro tab.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am 59 years old man and voluntarily checked fasting and pp bl glucose and it was found to be 106 and 216 mg/do resp...
Yes, this is the symptom of diabetes. Do regular exercise and maintain a proper body weight. Along with this follow balanced diet. Eat lots of fibrous fruits, vegetables. Drink lots of water specially before meals. Avoid sugar, sweetened juice, soft drinks, fast foods, junk foods. Take small amount of foods. Take stress free rest. Take nutritional supplement in this regard.
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I am 64 years, blood sugar 115 in fasting and 2 hours after meal 145 and hb1ac 6.7 with average 145. Please advice me in this regards of medication.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for atleast half an hour and consult further for detailed management.
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I have diabetes from the last 3 year. My foot pains a lot. I did podiascan and it shows very high pressure mainly in right foot. I can't walk for long. Please advice for this.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I have diabetes from the last 3 year.
My foot pains a lot. I did podiascan and it shows very high pressure mainly in ...
Dear user avoid fried foods sweets, pkgd foods, colas, juices, ice creams use skim milk n its products if non vegetarian den stick to chicken n fish, avoid red meats use of whole grains n pulses will help you in keeping sugar levels in control root veggies like aloo should be taken in moderation minimize use of fat, use refined oil go for exercise or walk daily try various types of veggies in salad form. Fasting n feasting should be avoided.
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I am 58 yrs old, suffering from diabetes and presently on following medication. Before breakfast- glimisave max 2 m, glucobay50 after brekfast -galvus-50, pioz30 before lunch- glucobay50 before dinner- glimisave max2m, glucobay 50 after dinner- galvus 50, ecosprin 75 & roseday 20 the sugar levels are fbps 125-135 & pp-175-190 ecosprin 75 & roseday 20 are added as stress test was found positive.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Your present treatment seems to be fine. But it would be best if you take glucobay 50 along with food thrice a day. And not before food.
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My wife has thyroid problem for the last three year her fst thyroid tsh was 11; 4 and wt was 62 kg Dr. advised thyrox 25 after 7-8 month he adv thyrox 50 now we again test for thyroid got tested which was within specified limit but the Dr. adv thyrox 100. Now the problem is this that she gain the wt mostly on her upper arms so you are requested to suggest the med.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
My wife has thyroid problem for the last three year her fst thyroid tsh was 11; 4 and wt was 62 kg Dr. advised thyrox...
Hi  First: medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise ypu might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as gynaecological and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If ypu have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio, weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs.  Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements.  Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya, nugget, chunk, tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres. Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips, pickles, sauces as they Contain  large amount of sodium. Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption.  Thyroid function tests should be done every 6 weeks initially till its normal. Then every 3 months. The dose is adjustable according to bodyweight symptoms. Other tests which should be done CBC WITH ESR USG NECK LFT LIPID PROFILE PPBS Hope this helps Let me know.  Take care
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Sir, I am 45 years old and having hypothyroid since 10 years. I am a govt execuitve and executing projects outside (field. Joint pains and muscle pains are immediate effects. What preventive and corrective action I need to take sir ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your thyroid profile and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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What are the steps to follow to prevent the heart attack due to the above causes. I have serum cholesterol 232, how I will control it. SerumLDLc 156 direct homogeneous spectrometer.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the steps to follow to prevent the heart attack due to the above causes. I have serum cholesterol 232, how I...
Causes of heart attack 1. Stress, anxiety 2. Lack of exercise 3. Sedentary life style 4. Obesity (over weight)/hypertension/diabetis/ hyper cholesterolemia 5. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 6. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 7. Heredity and genetic factor prevention of heart disease 1. Avoid stress, anxiety 2. Go for regular aerobic exercise like running/jogging/swimming/cycling/brisk walk for 1 hour daily exercise 3. Avoid sedentary life style 4. Control obesity (over weight)/hypertension/diabetis 5. Avoid smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 6. Avoid excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 7. Have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily 8. Do yoga, pranayama, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 9. Lead a healthy and positive living style.
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