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Dr. Karthikeyan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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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 Uric acid is high as 7.2 and I am taking zyloric tablets since 20 days. What is the further step to do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My Uric acid is high as 7.2 and I am taking zyloric tablets since 20 days.
What is the further step to do.
To reduce the uric acid levels in blood, you may need to limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines like Organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and brains. Meats, including bacon, beef, pork, and lamb. Game meats. Any other meats in large amounts. Anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel, and scallops. Gravy. Beer.
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My wife has thyroid. Her tsh is 7.7 she is taking" eltroxin 50mg" daily. May she have to increase or decrease her dose, if yes then how much dose she have to take. Or any better medicine from it to control her thyroid.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
If this is the value of tsh on regular treatment. Then yes. Dose adjustment is needed. For which latest t3 t4 tsh reports are must.
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Infertility - 6 Causes Behind It

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Infertility - 6 Causes Behind It

Infertility is characterized by the inability to get pregnant even after unprotected intercourse for over a year. Repeated miscarriages along with other factor can often be the reason behind infertility in women.

Probable causes of Infertility in Women:

  1. The most common cause of infertility in women is an abnormal uterus. Congenital flaws, such as septate uterus can lead to repeated miscarriages. The normal pH level of the uterus is approximately in the range of 6.6 to 7.6. So a pH level below or above this range can lead to an abnormal uterus.

  2. Ovulation defects (such as the eggs not properly maturing in the ovaries or the ovaries not releasing mature eggs) are other causes as well.

  3. Another possible cause is Endometriosis, a condition wherein the tissues which line the inner walls of the uterus start to grow on the outsides of the uterus, such as in the pelvis or the abdomen.

  4. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition wherein the ovaries become enlarged with tiny cysts growing on them, is another important cause for infertility. Hormonal imbalances are at the root of this condition.

  5. A block or damage to the fallopian tubes can prevent the sperm to properly fertilize the egg thus, leading to infertility.

  6. Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as obesity or being underweight, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and not following a healthy diet are other important causes of infertility. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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My wife is having problem for last3days. The outer wall of her vagina is severe itching problem. She is diabetic too Using Candid ointment but not helping. Pl suggest.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
My wife is having problem for last3days. The outer wall of her vagina is severe itching problem. She is diabetic too ...
At the age of 62, dryness of vagina can also cause itching. So she should go for creams that moisturise vagina. Take her to a Gynaecologist who will decide what exactly she needs. Fungal infections are common in diabetics. So the Gynaecologist will decide from that angle also.
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I'm 61 years old male. I tested my blood glucose on 20.04.2017. It's level - fasting 111 mg /dl and pp 160 mg/dl. Pl diagnose the condition and give suitable advice to avoid taking medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I'm 61 years old male. I tested my blood glucose on 20.04.2017. It's level - fasting 111 mg /dl and pp 160 mg/dl. Pl ...
Your sugar level is little high. Diabetes is there. U start sugar free diet and take alfa slfa tonic diabetic. N monitor your sugar. If its not lowering you need to take medicine.
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Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy even sleep for whole night always my eyes pains, I had already go for eye check bt it's 6/6. I have a doubt of increasing thyroid. Seems to be the symptoms like that. If that so can you please suggest the test I can go for. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy even sleep for whole night always my eyes pains, I had already go for eye check bt it...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you are doubting about having some thyroid related problem, then get a thyroid assay done. This reveal if there is any such thing. Also get your blood sugar tested as you have grade 1 obesity. Obesity and inactivity are two main triggers for diabetes. Thanks for the question.
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Hi I am insulin dependent diabetic taking lupisulin m50 25 unit before lunch and 10 unit before dinner and taking Janumet 50/1000 2 time. My sugar lever is normal. From past 5-6 Month I have started strength training and now my strength has increased so I want to know can I take whey protein or protein supplements to gain muscle. Thank you.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Hi I am insulin dependent diabetic taking lupisulin m50 25 unit before lunch and 10 unit before dinner and taking Jan...
Dear lybrate-user, There is no harm in taking whey protein or protein supplements to gain muscle. But it depends on quality and quantity of strength trainning. Protein is very essential to keep the sugar levels under control. Do go for a personalized diet plan for best results. Warm Regards,
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Sugar fasting 180-190 after medicine janumet 1000 it will be 100- 110 but i want to continue with ayurvedic. So suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
For Diabetic there is good medicine . So let me see the blood sugar ( F) & (PP)& HbA1c. Send it to my email:-drvsrao58@gmail.com.
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What are the main reasons for diabetes. Please conform me once whether prediabetes patient will get surely diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the main reasons for diabetes. Please conform me once whether prediabetes patient will get surely diabetes.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus occurs due to either lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. This is true with t2 dm. In t1 diabetes there is no insulin production by beta cells of pancreas, usually due to autoimmune problem. There are anti bodies against beta cells. T2 dm is a familial disease. If both parents have diabetes then 75% of off-springs are likely to it. It is also a preventable disease. Persons with pre diabetic stage can prevent or delay developing of diabetes by adapting a healthier life style. 1) maintain normal weight, avoid central obesity (fat around abdomen), 2) adapt an active life style, exercise daily for at least 1 hour, brisk walk is ideal, 3) take a proper balanced diet, avoiding deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat milk products and highly processed foods. 4) refrain from alcohol and smoking 5) maintain a bmi <23 kg /m2.8) consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads and fruits.
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Thyroid profile TSH 3rd generation 6.551 miu/ml doctor said hypo thyroid case what type of treatment taken? What type of medicine taken? Which food should be avoided? Please help to cure at low cost.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Thyroid profile TSH 3rd generation 6.551 miu/ml
doctor said hypo thyroid case what type of treatment taken?
What type...
Hypothyroid is treated with thyroid hormone tablets which are very cheap and if your doctor suggests it you should start taking. You should avoid taking cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
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My 45 year old mom has diabetes from 8 years. She is taking insulin. From 3 years she is having severe knee pain. And all types of treatment has done and none worked. Doctors said cartilage (gel like thing) has dried up completely in her knees. Please suggest foods to build cartilage and any supplement and perfect treatment?

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Noida
My 45 year old mom has diabetes from 8 years. She is taking insulin. From 3 years she is having severe knee pain. And...
The only treatment I feel effective is weight control and regular exercises especially quadriceps exercises. If its bone on bone grade 4 arthritis which can be very much seen on standing knee X-rays the treatment would be replacement. All the interim measures as stated above are not long term as its more of a mechanical problem and do not offer long term results in sever OA.
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I have thyroid. TSH 96.7 and my BP is about 90/140, I felling nourvarseness, tens, sleepless in night. Now tell me what I can have to do? Please.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid. TSH 96.7 and my BP is about 90/140, I felling nourvarseness, tens, sleepless in night. Now tell me wh...
you can take tab. thyronorm 150 mcg once a day before meal. cap. neurokind plus once a day after meal. avoid atress. 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,
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Dear Sir/Madam, I have pain in left side upper abdomen and after ultrasound it's found that I have fatty liver. Thereafter I have done blood test in which thyroid disease has found. TSH -7.79, T3 - 131, T4 - 8.9 . Now I got confused I want ask you is there any connection between fatty liver and thyroid? And according to above data related to thyroid can you tell in what stage of my thyroid problem? And also thyroid is curable or not?

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
Do you have any history of alcohol ingestion? Do you have a high calorie fat rich, fast food prone diet. Is your lifestyle very hectic. Alcohol causes problem with Eltroxin production and function. It is toxic to thyroid gland. First : medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise you might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as reproductive  and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If you 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.  Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise.  You will start  better as the levels of your hormone normalises.  Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation :5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Hope this helps Let me know.  Take care
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6 Things That Can Possibly Help In Reducing Blood Sugar Level!

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
6 Things That Can Possibly Help In Reducing Blood Sugar Level!

People who suffer from high blood sugar can find it quite hard to keep their sugar levels in check. While the common practice is to maintain a low carbohydrate diet that is useful on the whole, there are other alternative diet options as well. The food items mentioned below either help by lowering sugar level or by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Items to include in your diet

  1. Starch: One of the items that help lower sugar levels is resistant starch. Starches are long chains of glucose and are found in food items such as bananas, potatoes, oats and various others. There are a few varieties that pass through digestion unchanged and are not absorbed as glucose in the blood. They are known as resistant starch. This type of starch is also known to increase insulin sensitivity significantly. They help in transfering glucose from the bloodstream into cells thus lowering sugar level and offering energy to the individual after meals. It is advised to not consume potatoes, but take a resistant starch supplement since potatoes contain digestible carbohydrates that increase sugar level.
  2. Ceylon Cinnamon: This is another great ancient remedy that has many compounds that prevent sugar from entering the bloodstream. It also enhances insulin sensitivity. Other great alternatives include cashews and almonds. These dry fruits are rich in Magnesium which is a mineral that ensures blood sugar regulation.
  3. Fenugreek: A powerful herb that is also a good source of soluble fiber. It has several compounds that are known to improve blood sugar control.
  4. Shirataki noodles: They are very low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Keeping your carbohydrate consumption low is very important for diabetes management. So, these Japanese noodles help in doing so. Since they contain mostly glucomannan, an indigestible fiber, Shirataki noodles help in reducing blood sugar levels after meals while improving other metabolic health factors in diabetics.
  5. Dark Chocolate: Another good option is cocoa in dark chocolate. The cocoa comes from the cocoa plant and contains flavanols. Cocoa is known to improve insulin resistance and overall blood sugar regulation. However, dark chocolate does contain a little sugar so you would want to go in for 85% cocoa or more. Treat this item as a cheat item for those days when you need to cheat with your diet since this has a neutral effect. Switching to dark chocolate immediately is best for those who are addicted to chocolate. It will serve as a neutral item at worst and will help with blood sugar regulation at best.
  6. Apple cider vinegar: Another beneficial item to add to your diet is apple cider vinegar. It is an ancient folk remedy that is known to increase glucose metabolism by increasing the sugar uptake from blood into cells.

These items are known to be very helpful for lowering blood sugar levels and keeping it in check. It is advised to consult your doctor and seek his approval before you add any of these items to your regular diet.

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Hb A1c is 6, fasting blood glucose 109, post meal glucose level is 119. Is it a sign of prediabetes? If yes, then please suggest appropriate diet plan.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hb A1c is 6, fasting blood glucose 109, post meal glucose level is 119. Is it a sign of prediabetes? If yes, then ple...
Yes it is a sign of prediabetes, Please restrict your sugar intake, exerise regularly and get your blood sugar tests regularly. You should be more vigilant if you hae a family history of diabetes.
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I have checked blood sugar & HBA1C and it is 112 fasting & 185 is PP & HBA1C is 6.1. Is there is any chances of getting diabetic.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have checked blood sugar & HBA1C and it is 112 fasting & 185 is PP & HBA1C is 6.1. Is there is any chances of getti...
Yes, there are good chances of you being a diabetic. Follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. Repeat your Fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels and revert.
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My husband 15 days ago we found that he is having hypo-thyroid but before 6 months found that he is having high blood pressure. But he always suffers from acidity problem whether there acidity is the cause for BP and thyroid problem. Specify what treatment should be taken and which doctor to refer ?

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
There is no relationship between acidity and high BP or hypothyroidism. However, both acidity and hypertension can be aggravated if one is leading a stressful life. You should consult you family physician or a consultant in general (internal) medicine.
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I am 67 yrs old and have sugar level of 200 i. E after food. Could you tell me about the food diet for vegetarian and what is the next step for check up. It has recently started.

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
I am 67 yrs old and have sugar level of 200 i. E after food. Could you tell me about the food diet for vegetarian and...
You are having prediabetes mellitus. Need to reduce your sugar, sweet, jeggary, potato and sweet fruits like banana, mango, grapes and chikoo. Walking 30 minutes daily is essential. Need to get fbs, hba1c level and lipid profile checked.
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I m suffering from diabetes and blood pressure even I have sex problems. What should i do ? Please advice.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I m suffering from diabetes  and blood pressure  even I have sex problems. What should i do ? Please advice.
Control your diabetes & blood pressure. Stop alcohol & smoking completely if taking them & your sex problems will fall into place.
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