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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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I am suffering from hypothyroid problem. How can I solve that problem ?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am suffering from hypothyroid problem.  How can I solve that problem ?
by take medicine....do test also vit.D. Foods to Avoid Many common foods and supplements contain compounds that interfere with thyroid functions. In general, it’s best to avoid the following foods and supplements: Soy: Studies suggest that phytoestrogens in soybeans and soy-rich foods may inhibit the activity of an enzyme that makes the thyroid hormones. One study found that women who consumed soy supplements were three times more likely to develop hypothyroidism. Iodine-rich foods: Some forms of hypothyroidism are caused by a lack of sufficient iodine. In such cases, using iodized salt or iodine-enriched foods can be beneficial. But eating too much iodine can have the opposite effect and suppress thyroid gland activity. Check with your doctor before taking supplements. Iron and calcium supplements: Taking iron or calcium supplements can also change the effectiveness of many thyroid medications. High-fiber foods: Although a high-fiber diet is usually recommended, too much fiber may interfere with the absorption of thyroid medicines. Certain vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables that are rich in fiber like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, kale, and Brussels sprouts can inhibit thyroid drug absorption. Reducing the amounts of such produce in your diet may help. Caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also influence the effectiveness of thyroid medicine. Ask your doctor for tips on how to regulate or reduce your consumption Foods to Eat Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, including: Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables: 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, but ask your doctor beforehand.
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Hi, I'm 48 years old recently i found sugar in my body, post lunch its 137 pre lunch 89. Pls suggest what is the immediate action I need to take.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, I'm 48 years old recently i found sugar in my body, post lunch its 137 pre lunch 89. Pls suggest what is the imme...
Modify your lifestyle, Do regular exercise , avoid stress. redo test after one month , informe report
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Type 1 diabetes is generally caused due to auto immune changes in the body whereas Type 2 diabetes is mostly caused by genetic defects. In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes is generally more prevalent in men as compared to women.

Type 1 diabetes is also partly inherited. However, Type 1 diabetes generally needs a trigger such as an infection or something similar that aggravates the body?s reactions to insulin.

Steroids and stress are generally known to be causes of Type 2 diabetes other than inherited genetic defects.

Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are among the most common causes of type 2 diabetes. Obesity leads to a development of insulin resistance in the body. Insulin resistance occurs in non-obese people as well and many obese people do not develop insulin resistance. It is important that you keep in mind that while obesity in itself may not be a cause for diabetes it is a contributing factor that drastically increases the risk of developing diabetes.

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My husband is suffering from uric acid level 7.8 please suggest what food must be avoided and which food is good for him. He loves to eat nuts ie munghfali the most. Can it be avoided or have no problem to eat.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My husband is suffering from uric acid level 7.8 please suggest what food must be avoided and which food is good for ...
Try to avoid the foll. Nonveg foods, High protein diet, Maida products, tea, coffee, alcohol, veggies like Brinjal, spinach, cauliflower, asparagus, mushrooms. Fruits like chickoo & custard apple. He can take low fat dairy products. Drink adequate quantities of fluids through out the day.
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I am diabetic for 7 years what food should I take to control.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist,
I am diabetic for 7 years  what food should I take to control.
Pl. Understand that you need to control your diet & do adequate exercise. Avoid sugar, honey, jaggery, deep fried items, sweets & confectionaries. Normal diet with increased quantity of salad veggies should be consumed.
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I have detect a high sugar in my body is about 256 so please guide me which fruits should be eat on daily basis I don't want to stop eating fruits I loved fruits so please tell me which fruits and there quantity of eating.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have detect a high sugar in my body is about 256 so please guide me which fruits should be eat on daily basis I don...
Mr. lybrate-user, Blood glucose level of 256 mg is very high. It has to be brought down as early as possible with appropriate medication. To be in control fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP should be 150 to 160 mg mg & HbA1c% <6.8. If this is not done, then you are inviting severe long term complications of diabetes related multiple vital organs. Plus looking at your weight and height it clear that you are obese with a BMI of over 30 kgs/M2. This has to be brought down to 23 kgs/M2. A person with diabetes can eat following fruits like papaya, apple, orange, sweet lime, water melon, guava, pear & pomegranate but only about 100 g a day, that too when blood glucose is well controlled. Thanks.
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My father age 67 he. Troble in diabetes yesterday I test my father sugar fasting 175 and pp 260 and urine sugar is 0.4 so my father very week how can he improves.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father age 67 he. Troble in diabetes yesterday I test my father sugar fasting 175 and pp 260 and urine sugar is 0....
If he is on oral drugs better to shift on to insulin like injection basalog 6 units in the morning and c to be increased every alternate day by 2 units based on daily sugar levels. Increase the dosage till target level of sugar is achieved.
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Sir, My father is a diabetic patient. Please guide me what he should eat & not eat? Guide me.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Sir, My father is a diabetic patient. Please guide me what he should eat & not eat? Guide me.
What Not to Eat. Sugar - Sweets - Fruit Juices - Maida based products - Potatoes - White Bread - Honey - Mangoes - Chikoo - Any Mithai - Colas of all types - All fried / oily stuff - Biscuits - Cakes - pastries - Sooji based items - Full cream milk - Alcohol ---- You need to avoid all these foods which are simple carbohydrates. These will disturb your body system and aggravate the diabetes problem. As for the foods to eat you can refer to the other doctor's recommendations.
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I am 41 yrs old male. I have Thyroid disorders from last 3 months. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 41 yrs old male. I have Thyroid disorders from last 3 months. Please help me.
pl. take treatment of it continue... Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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My wife is diabetic. She is taking Amaryl M2 in the morning and Amaryl 1 in the night. Her recent sugar reading are 179 mg/dl (PP), 208 mg/dl (fasting), HbA1c = 8.0. Please advise.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
My wife is diabetic. She is taking Amaryl M2 in the morning and Amaryl 1 in the night. Her recent sugar reading are 1...
1. Strict diabetic diet of 1200k 2, anti diabetic drug dosage regulation in consultation with your doctor.
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What precautions are must to be taken by a sugar patient?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Weight control, eat balanced diet, avoid deep fried foods, no smoking and no alcohol. Plus exercise daily at least one h walking. No direct sweets.
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I am 70 years Male from Bokaro (Jharkhand. I have sleep disorder-Do not get sound sleep in night, always remain dreaming all unconcerned. I am also Diabetic (FBS 155) HTN (145/90). I take Rivotril 0.5 mg daily in night, this causes over- exhausted during next day all along. Reducing the does to 0.25 mg Rivotril also does not work well. Shall be grateful, if you please advice. Regards.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 70 years Male from Bokaro (Jharkhand. I have sleep disorder-Do not get sound sleep in night, always remain dream...
As par bmi calculated in your case your bmi is coming to 31. That means you are falling in the category of obese. Obesity gives rise to several health problems and diabetes is one of them. It also causes a less appreciated condition called sleep apnoea syndrome. If you are snoring too much and loud. And you have significant daytime somnolence (feeling sleepy during day. If your bystanders watch that you stop breathing for long pause. Then struggle and wake up briefly and then again fall into sleep with loud snoring. You are perhaps having this syndrome. Once it is suspected. First thing will be a proper diagnosis by a chest physician (preferably) who will carry pit a sleep test. This simple test will diagnose your problem in a day. Accordingly you will be suggested treatment. In sleep apnoea. The treatment is very effective. Your daily use of revoltril will no more be a necessity. I wish you also take care of your excess weight issue more seriously and put more endeavour to bring it down to normal level. Once you achieve that. Your diabetes and blood pressure will also come under better control and you may need to takei less medicines.
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I have gas and acidity problem and also I am suffering from diabetics and blood pressure So recurring some tips or any way to how I can fight with them easily.Please help sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have gas and acidity problem and also I am suffering from diabetics and blood pressure So recurring some tips or an...
Hello. Acidity occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel, what is commonly known as heartburn, which is normally triggered off by consumption of spicy foods. Here are some home remedies to cure acidity. - Skip the aerated drinks as well as the caffeine. Opt for herbal tea instead. - Have a glass of lukewarm water everyday. - Include banana, watermelon and cucumber in your daily diet. Watermelon juice is great for curing acidity. - Coconut water is known to soothe the system if you suffer from acidity. - Drink a glass of cold milk - everyday. - Have your last meal at least two to three hours before going to bed. - Keeping long intervals between meals is another cause for acidity. Have small but regular meals. - Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, vinegar, etc. - Boil some mint leaves in water and have a glass of this after meals. - Jaggery, lemon, banana, almonds and yogurt are all known to give you instant relief from acidity. - Excessive smoking and drinking will increase acidity, so cut down. - Try chewing gum. The saliva generated helps move food through the esophagus, easing symptoms of heartburn. - Eat Ginger as it aids in digestion. - A simple preparation of lemon water with sugar can be sipped on an hour before lunch to reduce uneasiness. - Have vegetables like drumsticks, beans, pumpkin, cabbage, carrot and spring onions. For diabetes: Type-2 Diabetes is a lifestyle related problem, so making a few lifestyle changes can lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. -Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes, so control or reduce your weight if you are overweight! -Avoid sedentary lifestyle and start get moving. Brisk walking for a half hour every day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. -Modify your diet: *Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates. The bran and fiber in whole grains make it more difficult for digestive enzymes to break down the starches into glucose. *Avoid sugary beverages which have a high glycemic load, and drinking more of this sugary stuff is associated with increased risk of diabetes. *Choose good fats instead of bad fats. Good fats found in liquid vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. Trans fats or bad fats are found in many margarines, packaged baked goods, fried foods, fast or junk foods. *Limit intake of red meat and processed meats. Nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, or poultry are much more healthful protein choices. -Quit smoking. -Moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. -Avoid taking unnecessary stress or tension! And keep an optimistic attitude in life! Medication: Take homoeopathic SBL’s Diaboherb medicine/ 3 times a day daily. Home Remedies: Dry the leaves of mango tree and grind to a powder. Mix 1 teaspoon dry powder in a glass of water and drink it daily to reduce high blood sugar levels. Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable. Take 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day. For Hypertension: Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling and preventing the high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Eat healthy foods. Consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. So, avoid eating processed foods, such as canned soups or frozen dinners which contains extra salt in it. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. Increase physical activity which can help lowering your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems. Get indulged in regular exercising (if your doctor allows you). Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe’s Essentia Aurea/ thrice daily which is a cardio-tonic which helps in maintaining blood pressure, improves muscle tone of the heart and narrowing of blood vessels.
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I want know how can recover sugar.

Diploma in Diabetology, Master of Hospital Administration, MBBS
General Physician,
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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My Sugar level is 110 and 160, My body & bone pain always. I am taking Glimstar M1 tablet , before lunch in the noon and half tab. At night before dinner. Is my dose is correct. I also feel dizziness always. Please suggest , My age is 41 year.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Continue the medicines,blood sugar is normal. Take tablet shelcal 500 daily, check your lifestyle - diet ,exercise Thanks Dr B M GUPTA
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I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drinking supplements. I drink three glasses a day. I've gained 20 pounds since, and I'm now at 125 pounds, but I'm still underweight. During the past three months. Please suggest me proper medicine.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drink...
Hye. Thankyou for your query. Weight gain is dependent on many factors like genetics, diet and exercise routine. There is no short cut to gain weight fast. A weight gain supplement cannot just help you to gain muscle and add calories to your body. In order for your body to gain calories, it is important to eat much food. Most supplements are also added with appetizers that may help boost your craving for foods. With the aid of the appetite boosters, your body will want to eat more foods and accumulate more fats. This is why taking supplementation in isolation does not really work. Whatever you have gained, you could have managed with a well planned diet as well. For any supplement to even help, you need to have a calorie, protein, nutrient dense diet first. Just taking supplement thrice a day a pill will not help because it's just fulfilling your basic needs. Moreover, the moment you discontinue the supplement you will lose all the weight. It must be understood that muscles will not grow big if you will not work on it. It is important to engage oneself into exercises which are focused on muscle growth along with a healthy diet. With lots and lots of supplements for gaining weight that are in the market, it is better for you to work on your diet and exercise routine first rather than depending on the weight gain supplements' placebo promises. Working out your muscles can greatly help in growing your body and gain weight in the process. Let the supplement work as an additional nutrition for your body, not the only nutrition. That's why they are called supplements.
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His father is a diabetic patient and bypass done before five year back. He hav some sugar prob now. Is their any chance to heart problem.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
His father is a diabetic patient and bypass done before five year back. He hav some sugar prob now. Is their any chan...
You can control diabetes and heart problem by following a proper balanced diet chart. You need to have more of whole grain fibrous food rather than refined food product. Eat at regular time interval. Do exercise regularly. Avoid taking sweet products. Eat fruits, vegetables in liberal amount. I can offer you that all important advice right on your smartphone. Consult me privately on lybrate to get a customized diet-plan as well as the lifestyle changes needed.
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I am suffering from thyroid and thats why my weight is also high what can I do for loose my weight.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from thyroid and thats why my weight is also high what can I do for loose my weight.
Hypothyroidism is the main reason why the weight is increasing. If tsh levels are brought to normal, preferably between 3 to 4 milli units/ ml, then efforts to reduce weight will be fruitful. So firdt thing is to control hypothyroidism, bring tsh levels down to 3 to 4 milli units/ml, take a restricted diet, that gives exact calories based on ideal body weight, (47 kgs), daily exercise of at least 1 hour is needed.
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Hello. M on a treatment for hirsutism since 2014. My endocrinologist gave me aldactone and diane 35 wid eflora cream. Diane was stopped in between of d treatment. And now m prescribed for aldactone50mg with cetapin xr500mg. I want to know abt cetapin as I searched it on Google it says metformin a drug used for type 2 diabetes. Y I m given d pres combo? Pls help.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hello. M on a treatment for hirsutism since 2014. My endocrinologist gave me aldactone and diane 35 wid eflora cream....
There are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines,
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My wife is diabetic. She is facing this problem of Vitamin D Deficiency and presently she is advised to take Vitamin'D' Capsules weekly by the doctor. But till date no relief is seen. The problem she is facing is that both of her shoulders are stuck, feels acute pain in her joints all over arms. Please suggest any medicines or treatment.

MBBS, DFM, FID, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EVIDENCE BASED DIABETES MANAGEMENT, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders, Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, M.MED
General Physician, Hyderabad
My wife is diabetic. She is facing this problem of Vitamin D Deficiency and presently she is advised to take Vitamin'...
Shoulders struck is due to long standing diabetes vitamin d takes time to be better check sugar control.
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